Short Stories of Muriel Spark

The Short Stories of Muriel Spark. 1985 Dutton, second printing, 314 pages. 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." The stories in this collection span her career.

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"There was a man lived by a graveyard. His name was Selwyn Macgregor, the nicest boy who ever committed the sin of whiskey."

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