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Theorizing Muriel Spark : gender, race, deconstruction

Author: Martin McQuillan
Publisher: Houndmills, Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This volume is an attempt to engage the writing of Muriel Spark in a sustained theoretical reading. It has a particular emphasis on gender, psychoanalysis, postcolonial and deconstructive reading  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Named Person: Muriel Spark; Muriel Spark; Muriel Spark
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Martin McQuillan
ISBN: 0333794141 9780333794142
OCLC Number: 47644286
Description: xi, 245 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: "I don't know anything about Freud": Muriel Spark meets contemporary criticism / Martin McQuillan --
Tales of love: narcissism and idealization in The public image / Susan Sellers --
The future perfect's perfect future: Spark's and Duras's narrative drive / Judith Roof --
The suggestive spectacle: queer passions in Bronthe's Villette and The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie / Patricia Duncker --
In bed with Muriel Spark: mourning, metonymy and autobiography / Martin McQuillan --
Writing against conversion: Muriel Spark the Gentile Jewess / Bryan Cheyette --
Muriel Spark shot in Africa / Eleanor Byrne --
A bit of the other: Symposium, futility and Scotland / Alan Freeman --
Muriel Spark's uselessness / Jeremy Idle --
Muriel Spark's Mary Shelley: a gothic and liminal life / Julian Wolfreys --
Not to deconstruct? Righting and deference in Not to disturb / Willy Maley --
Memento Mori / Nicholas Royle --
Grimacing Catholicism: Muriel Spark's macabre farce and Muriel Spark's latest novel: The public image / Hbelaene Cixous --
"The same informed air": an interview with Muriel Spark.
Responsibility: edited by Martin McQuillan.
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'...these diverse and engaging essays offer much-needed depth and substance to Spark criticism...Highly recommended...' - S.Pathak, Choice

 
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