Who is Muriel Spark?

Muriel Spark

Dame Muriel Spark, DBE (1 February 1918 – 13 April 2006) was an award-winning Scottish novelist. In 2008 The Times newspaper named Spark in its list of "the 50 greatest British writers since 1945", at #8.

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20th Century In Literature - Cold War Period 1960-1989
... Mon Amour by Marguerite Duras (France) The Ballad of Peckham Rye by Muriel Spark (Scotland) The Rosy Crucifixion by Henry Miller (USA) - trilogy, first volume published 1949 The Sot-Weed Factor ... by Patrick White The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie by Muriel Spark A Severed Head by Iris Murdoch Sword of Honour by Evelyn Waugh - trilogy, first volume ... Couples by John Updike (USA) The Public Image by Muriel Spark Lunar Caustic by Malcolm Lowry - posthumous Non-fiction and Quasi-fiction Cancer Ward by Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test by ...
Booker Prize Winners - Shortlists
... Mosley Impossible Object Hodder Stoughton Iris Murdoch The Nice and the Good Chatto and Windus Muriel Spark The Public Image Macmillan G ... Shirley Hazzard The Bay of Noon Virago Mary Renault Fire From Heaven Arrow Muriel Spark The Driver's Seat Penguin Patrick White The Vivisector Vintage 1971 V ... The Comfort of Strangers Jonathan Cape Ann Schlee Rhine Journey Macmillan Muriel Spark Loitering with Intent Bodley Head D ...

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    If I had my life over again I should form the habit of nightly composing myself to thoughts of death. I would practise, as it were, the remembrance of death. There is no other practice which so intensifies life. Death, when it approaches, ought not to take one by surprise. It should be part of the full expectancy of life. Without an ever- present sense of death life is insipid. You might as well live on the whites of eggs.
    Muriel Spark (b. 1918)

    I wouldn’t take the Pope too seriously. He’s a Pole first, a pope second, and maybe a Christian third.
    —Muriel Spark (b. 1918)