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Muriel Spark : the biography

Author: Martin Stannard
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton & Co., 2010, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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In 1992, Spark invited Martin Stannard to write her biography, offering interviews and full access to her papers. The result is this biography of the Scottish author.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Muriel Spark; Muriel Spark; Muriel Spark
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Stannard
ISBN: 9780393051742 0393051749
OCLC Number: 449865017
Notes: Originally published: London : Weidenfeld & Nicolson, ©2009.
Description: xxvi, 627 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 25 cm
Contents: Night and day, 1962-1918 --
Home and away, 1918-1937 --
Out of Africa, 1937-1945 --
Finding a voice, 1945-1949 --
Kensington, 1949-1951 --
Sacramental, 1951-1954 --
Conversion, 1954-1957 --
Acquiring Lorgnettes, 1957-1959 --
Exposure, 1959-1960 --
Transfiguration, 1960-1962 --
Time/Life, 1962-1963 --
Amours de voyage, 1963-1965 --
Looking round, 1965-1968 --
In the driver's seat, 1968-1970 --
Lucrezia Borgia in trousers, 1971-1974 --
The realm of mythology, 1974-1979 --
Goodbye, goodbye, goodbye, goodbye, 1979-1982 --
A speck in the distance, 1982-1988 --
Settling the bill, 1988-1992 --
Dark music, 1992-2006.
Responsibility: Martin Stannard.
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