Spark's Europe: Not to Disturb: The Takeover: The Only Problem - Canons (Paperback)Muriel Spark (author)
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Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
Number of pages: 496
Weight: 360 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 28 mm
Edition: Main - Canons Edition
A wholly original presence in modern literature -- ANDREW MOTION
Enchanting, devastating, genius -- HELEN DUNMORE
There can be few novelists who command such a formidable technique * * Financial Times * *
She shares with Barbara Pym and Iris Murdoch the magical ability to write about people from whom in life we would run a mile, but who are made fascinating by their author's perceptions * * Spectator * *
Muriel Spark's novels linger in the mind as brilliant shards, decisive as a smashed glass is decisive -- JOHN UPDIKE * * New Yorker * *
My admiration for Spark's contribution to world literature knows no bounds. She was peerless, sparkling, inventive and intelligent - the creme de la creme -- IAN RANKIN
The care with which she uses words is matched by a gloriously carefree attitude. It's all part of her sanity, her breezy authorial self-confidence; and because of this I think that reading a blast of her prose every morning is a far more restorative way to start a day than a shot of espresso * * Daily Telegraph * *
A profoundly serious comic writer whose wit advances, never undermines or diminishes, her ideas * * New York Times Book Review * *
She has a receptive and wholly distinctive genius -- A N WILSON * * Spectator * *
Spark is a natural, a paradigm of that rare sort of artist from whom work of the highest quality flows as elementally as current through a circuit * * New Yorker * *
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