Curriculum Vitae: A Volume of Autobiography (Paperback)
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Curriculum Vitae: A Volume of Autobiography (Paperback)

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Published: 27/11/2009
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Muriel Spark in the autobiography traces how one of the great modern writers in English emerged. Beginning with luminous evocations of a 1920s childhood in Edinburgh and memories of school, taught by the original Miss Jean Brodie, Spark recalls her formative years, up to the publication of her first novel in 1957. `In order to write about life as I intended to do, I felt I had first to live,' Spark says. In her account of her unhappy marriage in colonial Africa, her return to wartime London on a troop ship, working at the Foreign Office as one of the `girls of slender means', editing Poetry Review and her conversion to Catholicism, Muriel Spark outlines the life that provided material for some of the best-loved novels of the twentieth century.

Publisher: Carcanet Press Ltd
ISBN: 9781847771025
Number of pages: 240
Dimensions: 200 x 130 x 19 mm

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Aldo Palumbo

“A delightful social history written with gushless clarity.”

This is a delightful social history about the formation of a young writer drawn in outline across the decades of her life prior to her fame. If you're looking for soul-baring intimacy and revelations of the... More

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“Sparkling memories”

Do not expect a traditional autobiography. Muriel Spark is too big a fantaisist to stick to the rule. Her reminiscences spring naturally through a photo or a recipe. The book really comes to life when she recalls her... More

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