Curriculum Vitae : A Volume of Autobiography, Paperback Book

Curriculum Vitae : A Volume of Autobiography Paperback

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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.

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 240 pages, Illustrations
  • Publisher: Carcanet Press Ltd
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  • Category: Poetry by individual poets
  • ISBN: 9781847771025

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