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Muriel Spark, existentialism and the art of death

Author: Cairns Craig
Publisher: Edinburgh : Edinburgh University Press, [2019] ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Proposes that Christian existentialism and, in particular, the work of Søren Kierkegaard, helped shape Spark's religious commitments and her artistic innovations. Because of the prominence, after the Second World War, of the atheistic existentialism of Jean-Paul Sartre, it is often forgotten that existentialism was originally a Christian philosophy, shaped by followers of Kierkegaard such as Karl Jaspers and Gabriel  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Muriel Spark; Muriel Spark; Muriel Spark; Søren Kierkegaard; Søren Kierkegaard; Muriel Spark
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Cairns Craig
ISBN: 1474447201 9781474447201 9781474447225 9781474447232 1474447228 1474447236
OCLC Number: 1039936465
Description: viii, 224 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Preface --
Abbreviations --
Introduction --
Living next door to death --
Resisting realism --
Kierkegaard: the limits of the aesthetic --
Negating Sartre --
Repetition --
The geopolitics of the personal --
The art of death --
Index.
Responsibility: Cairns Craig.

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Muriel Spark's oeuvre is contextualised in the tradition of Christian existentialism and its insistence on 'being towards death'.  Read more...

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