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The Resource Hidden possibilities : essays in honor of Muriel Spark, edited by Robert E. Hosmer Jr

Hidden possibilities : essays in honor of Muriel Spark, edited by Robert E. Hosmer Jr

Label
Hidden possibilities : essays in honor of Muriel Spark
Title
Hidden possibilities
Title remainder
essays in honor of Muriel Spark
Statement of responsibility
edited by Robert E. Hosmer Jr
Contributor
Editor
Honouree
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Described by David Lodge as "the most gifted and innovative writer of her generation," Muriel Spark had a literary career that spanned from the late 1940s until her death in 2006, and included poems, stories, plays, essays, and, most notably, novels. The extensive bibliography of her works included in this collection reveals the astonishing output of a powerful and sustained creative spirit. Hidden Possibilities gathers a distinguished group of writers from both sides of the Atlantic to offer an informed overview of Muriel Spark's life and work. Critics have often read Spark in a somewhat narrow context-as a Catholic, a woman, or a Scottish writer. The essays in this volume, while making connections between these contexts, cumulatively situate her in a broader European tradition. The volume includes interviews with Spark that cast light both on the course of her professional life and on her notably distinctive personality. "Hidden Possibilities combines solid scholarship with engaging personal tributes that, collectively, offer an unabashed celebration of Muriel Spark and her work. The essays are a significant addition to full-length studies of Spark while remaining accessible to Spark's fans and readers." -Margaret E. Mitchell, University of West Georgia"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
index present
LC call number
PR6037.P29
LC item number
Z68 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Spark, Muriel
  • Hosmer, Robert E.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Spark, Muriel
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / Women Authors
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / European / English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh
  • RELIGION / Christianity / Literature & the Arts
  • RELIGION / Christianity / Catholic
Label
Hidden possibilities : essays in honor of Muriel Spark, edited by Robert E. Hosmer Jr
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction / Robert E. Hosmer Jr. -- Biographical Note: Muriel Camberg Spark (1918-2006) -- The Work -- The large testimony of Muriel Spark / Gabriel Josipovici -- Muriel Spark's fiction: a context / Joseph Hynes -- "A spirit of vast endurance": Muriel Spark, poet and novelist / Robert E. Hosmer Jr. -- Breaking free of the grave: Muriel Spark's uses of humore and the supernatural / Regina Barreca -- "Fully to savour her position": Muriel Spark and Scottish identity / Gerard Carruthers -- Unrivalled deftness: the novels of Muriel Spark / Frank Kermode -- The Lightness of Muriel Spark's novels / Dan Gunn --Muriel Spark and the Peters Pan / John Glavin -- Elliptical and inconsequential ladies: Muriel Spark, Jane Bowles, Penelope Fitzgerald, and the texte contestant / David Malcolm -- Stonewalling Toffs / John Updike -- In Sparkworld / John Lanchester -- The Life -- Muriel Spark: Scottish by formation / Alan Taylor -- Now you see her, now you don't / Doris Lessing -- The culture of an anarchist: an interview with Muriel Spark / John Mortimer -- "Fascinated by suspense": an interview with Dame Muriel Spark / Robert E. Hosmer Jr. -- "Now I know they want me back-stage" / Barbara Epler -- Bibliography of works by Muriel Spark
Control code
866615548
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
vii, 295 pages
Isbn
9780268030995
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2013044542
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)866615548
Label
Hidden possibilities : essays in honor of Muriel Spark, edited by Robert E. Hosmer Jr
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction / Robert E. Hosmer Jr. -- Biographical Note: Muriel Camberg Spark (1918-2006) -- The Work -- The large testimony of Muriel Spark / Gabriel Josipovici -- Muriel Spark's fiction: a context / Joseph Hynes -- "A spirit of vast endurance": Muriel Spark, poet and novelist / Robert E. Hosmer Jr. -- Breaking free of the grave: Muriel Spark's uses of humore and the supernatural / Regina Barreca -- "Fully to savour her position": Muriel Spark and Scottish identity / Gerard Carruthers -- Unrivalled deftness: the novels of Muriel Spark / Frank Kermode -- The Lightness of Muriel Spark's novels / Dan Gunn --Muriel Spark and the Peters Pan / John Glavin -- Elliptical and inconsequential ladies: Muriel Spark, Jane Bowles, Penelope Fitzgerald, and the texte contestant / David Malcolm -- Stonewalling Toffs / John Updike -- In Sparkworld / John Lanchester -- The Life -- Muriel Spark: Scottish by formation / Alan Taylor -- Now you see her, now you don't / Doris Lessing -- The culture of an anarchist: an interview with Muriel Spark / John Mortimer -- "Fascinated by suspense": an interview with Dame Muriel Spark / Robert E. Hosmer Jr. -- "Now I know they want me back-stage" / Barbara Epler -- Bibliography of works by Muriel Spark
Control code
866615548
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
vii, 295 pages
Isbn
9780268030995
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Lccn
2013044542
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)866615548

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