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by spark-muriel

Category: Classics
Subcategory: Fiction
Author: spark-muriel
ISBN: 1844082482
ISBN13: 978-1844082483
Language: English
Publisher: Virago Press Ltd; New Ed edition (2007)
Pages: 192
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I always desired books; nearly all of my bills were for books.

I always desired books; nearly all of my bills were for books. I possessed one very rare book which I traded for part of my bill with another book-shop, for I wasn’t a bibliophile of any kind; rare books didn’t interest me for their rarity, but for their content. I borrowed frequently from the public library, but often I would go into a bookshop and in my longing to possess, let us say, the Collected Poems of Arthur Clough and a new Collected Chaucer, I would get into conversation with the bookseller and run up a bill.

Loitering with Intent is a novel by Scottish author Muriel Spark. Published in 1981 by Bodley Head, it was short-listed for the Booker Prize that year

Loitering with Intent is a novel by Scottish author Muriel Spark. Published in 1981 by Bodley Head, it was short-listed for the Booker Prize that year. It contains many autobiographical references to Spark's early career and was reprinted in 2001 by New Directions, in the US, and in 2007 by Virago Press in the UK (with a foreword by Mark Lawson). Fleur Talbot is struggling to complete her first novel, Warrender Chase, in London in the early 1950s.

Art, reality and the strange ways the two imitate one another are at the core of Muriel Spark's delightful Loitering with Intent, first published in 1981

Ships from and sold by musicogswell books & more. Art, reality and the strange ways the two imitate one another are at the core of Muriel Spark's delightful Loitering with Intent, first published in 1981. Would-be novelist Fleur Talbot works for the snooty, irascible Sir Quentin Oliver at the Autobiographical Association, whose members are all at work on their memoirs.

Loitering With Intent – Ebook written by Muriel Spark. Read this book using Google Play Books app on your PC, android, iOS devices. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read Loitering With Intent. A funny and clever novel about art and reality and the way they imitate each other, from the author of The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie. With an introduction by Mark Lawson.

E, C. Litt, was born in Edinburgh in 1918

E, C. Litt, was born in Edinburgh in 1918. A poet and novelist, she also wrote children's books, radio plays, a comedy, 'Doctors of Philosophy', first performed in London in 1962, and biographies. She is best known for her stories and many successful novels, including Memento Mori, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, Loitering With Intent, The Comforters, A Far Cry from Kensington and The Public Image.

Loitering with Intent book. Of the Muriel Spark novels I’ve read so far, Loitering with Intent is perhaps the most playful. How wonderful to be an artist and a woman in the twentieth. In some respects, there are similarities with Memento Mori, Spark’s wonderful social comedy on the challenges of ageing – another vehicle for her razor-sharp wit coupled with a dash of the macabre. I had a lot of fun with Loitering, a marvellous slice of metafiction about the work of writers and the fine line between fiction and reality.

But I can certainly meet my essential purpose, which is to tell how Sir Quentin Oliver tried to arrange for the destruction of Warrender Chase as a novel at the same time as he appropriated the spirit of my legend for his own use. I can show how he actually plagiarized my text. And so I am writing about the cause of an effect.

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Comments to eBook Loitering with Intent
Malhala
I reread Loitering with Intent after reading Spark's memoir (Curriculum Vitae), and enjoyed the novel far more than I did 30-odd years ago. The final paragraphs of Loitering are quite simply perfect.
fr0mTheSkY
Very interesting novel. It gives you a look into a writers mind and into he process that goes into writing a novel. Has a very different story line than anything that I have ever read. Since this book is more modern it was very easy to read. I would recommend it.
Brariel
Read it twice for my book review, and second time it became much clearer. The story within a story was very clever and the author has a great sense of humor. I intend to read more Muriel Spark books from here on.
Thordigda
Spark is a chronicler of the quirky. Here a young novelist finds a job with stuffy and failed snobs on post-war England. This tale doesn't match the reach of Jean Brody, but is a pleasant amusement.
Āłł_Ÿøūrš
Very well observed post-war life of the arty population, but having thought that this was a mystery story the end fell like a lead balloon for me . Perhaps she has a more pressing commission to finish.
Drelalen
In my opinion, it is her masterpiece. I've read a number of her books that were not as good as this one. If you read only one of her novels, this would be the one to read.
Bludsong
A slim novel that's a charm to read. If you like Muriel Spark's fiction, you will surely be satisfied with this story's voice and situation.
Muriel Spark was a genius and this book is hilarious and ultimately quite moving. Looking forward to reading the rest of her oeuvre.
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