Fb2 Loitering with Intent ePub
|Publisher:||Virago Press Ltd; New Ed edition (2007)|
|Fb2 eBook:||1544 kb|
|ePub eBook:||1262 kb|
|Digital formats:||rtf azw mbr lrf|
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.
Loitering with Intent. Loitering with Intent. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Uploaded by Christine Wagner on March 15, 2010.