Selected Stories: Muriel Spark (BOK)

Muriel Spark

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This year sees the launch of the Pocket Classics, a series of short works for pleasurable reading in a pocket-sized format. These books offer an intriguing and original mixture of new and varied reading experiences from a wide range of Scottish writing from different genres and all periods. Think of them as a reintroduction to the impact of the finest writing, whether non-fiction, poetry, short stories or novellas. These four stories, set at home and abroad, show Muriel Spark's characteristically witty and unbalancing powers. In 'The Executor' the niece of a famous author is pursued by an unfinished manuscript. 'Bang-bang You're Dead' mixes childhood games and white-settler affairs to paint a sinister and comic portrait of colonial life and murder by proxy in Africa. Also set in Africa, 'The Seraph and the Zambesi' tells of a Christmas pageant which has the strangest visitor, while 'Portobello Road' is a story haunted by childhood friendships and adult betrayals. Together they illustrate why Spark is regarded as one of the greatest living short story writers.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2001 Forfatter Muriel Spark
Forlag
CANONGATE BOOKS
ISBN 9781841951577
Antall sider 144 Dimensjoner 11,1cm x 15,8cm x 0,9cm
Vekt 80 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945), Short stories