Curriculum Vitae: A Volume of Autobiography by Muriel Spark

By Muriel Spark

It truly is no shock that considered one of Muriel Spark’s such a lot energetic and wonderful works will be her personal memoir, Curriculum Vitae. Born to a Scottish Jewish father and an English Presbyterian mom, Spark describes her adolescence in Thirties Edinburgh in short, amazing anecdotes. in a single she recollects a loved schoolteacher, Christina Kay, who might later be used because the prototype for omit Jean Brodie. Spark boldly information her disastrous first marriage to Sydney Oswald Spark (S.O.S.) — himself thirty-two, she simply nineteen — whom she to Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) and left in the back of to come back to England. in the course of WWII, Spark took a extraordinary place operating within the disinformation crusade of the British mystery carrier, eliciting info from German POWs to wrestle Nazi propaganda. She later moved to the Poetry Society of London, the place she mingled with literati and different intellectuals, befriended by way of a few (such as Graham Greene, an early supporter of her paintings) and sparring with others. We event Spark’s pleasure with the book of her first novel, The Comforters, her trials with different writers’ envy, and her emergence because the such a lot outstanding femme fatale of 20th-century English literature.

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