Memento Mori / Ballad of Peckham Rye by Muriel Spark

Memento Mori / Ballad of Peckham Rye by Muriel Spark. 1966 Modern Library reprint, 376 pages. Dame Muriel Spark was an acclaimed poet, critic, and fiction writer. Her humor and observation shone in every novel. Upon her death Alex Clark wrote in the Guardian, "You could argue that Muriel Spark's body of work was most effectively characterised as the study of charisma and the deceptions that can be carried out, almost unstoppably, under its auspices. As a novelist, she was preoccupied by the intersection between power and personality, which she represented, in what became trademark fashion, in a variety of puckish settings." 

Condition: VG. Small tear on back endpaper.

"His name was Humphrey Place. He was that fellow that walked out on his wedding a few weeks ago."

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