Only Problem

The Only Problem by Muriel Spark. 1984 Putnam, later printing, 179 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." Anita Brookner reviewed Only Probelm in the NYT: "It is Mrs. Spark's best novel since ''The Driver's Seat,'' and it is, yet again, a disturbing and exhilarating experience."

Condition: Jacket in good condition, price clipped, writing on back flap, book in VG condition with inscription on end paper

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