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Loitering with Intent (New Directions Classics)

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ISBN13: 9780811214742
ISBN10: 0811214745
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"How wonderful to be an artist and a woman in the twentieth century," Fleur Talbot rejoices. Happily loitering about London, c. 1949, with intent to gather material for her writing, Fleur finds a job "on the grubby edge of the literary world," as secretary to the peculiar Autobiographical Association. Mad egomaniacs, hilariously writing their memoirs in advance--or poor fools ensnared by a blackmailer? Rich material, in any case. But when its pompous director, Sir Quentin Oliver, steals the manuscript of Fleur's new novel, fiction begins to appropriate life. The association's members begin to act out scenes exactly as Fleur herself has already written them in her missing manuscript. And as they meet darkly funny, pre-visioned fates, where does art start or reality end? "A delicious conundrum," The New Statesman called Loitering with Intent.

Synopsis:

Muriel Spark in prime form: one of her most enjoyable, complex, and instructive jeux d'esprit.

About the Author

Muriel Spark (1918-2006) is the author of dozens of novels including The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, Memento Mori, A Far Cry from Kensington, The Girls of Slender Means, The Ballad of Peckham Rye, The Driver's Seat, Not to Disturb, and many more. She became Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1993.

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much, January 25, 2007 (view all comments by much)
I plan to write an esay about this novel, till now I don't have any idea, think maybe I can get some sparks here.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780811214742
Author:
Spark, Muriel
Publisher:
New Directions Publishing Corporation
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Young women
Subject:
Autobiography
Subject:
Women novelists
Subject:
Extortion
Subject:
Bildungsromane.
Subject:
Bildungsromans
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Series:
New Directions Classic
Publication Date:
20010617
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
8 x 5.2 x 0.6 in 0.525 lb

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