Loitering with Intent

Loitering with Intent

by Muriel Spark, Nadia May
     
 

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""How wonderful to be an artist and a women in the twentieth-century," Fleur Talbot rejoices. 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 odd Autobiographical Association. Mad eogmanics, hilariously writing their memoirs in advance - or poor fools… See more details below

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""How wonderful to be an artist and a women in the twentieth-century," Fleur Talbot rejoices. 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 odd Autobiographical Association. Mad eogmanics, 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, 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 and already written them in her missing manuscript. And as they meet darkly funny, pre-visioned fates, where does art start or reality end?"--BOOK JACKET.

Editorial Reviews

New York Times Book Review Book Review
[A] delirium of delight....robust and full-bodied, a wise and mature work, and a brilliantly mischievous one.
A.S. Byatt
[O]ne of Muriel Spark's most accomplished moral fables or puzzles...it provides considerable insight and wit, and no easy answers.
Auberon Waugh
I found it a delight from start to finish—funny, unexpected and compulsively readable...this strange, immensely enjoyable novel. —Daily Mail

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780786194322
Publisher:
Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Publication date:
09/28/2007
Edition description:
Unabridged
Pages:
4
Product dimensions:
6.49(w) x 6.51(h) x 1.17(d)

Meet the Author

The writer of “some of the best sentences in English” (The New Yorker), Muriel Spark (1918–2006) was the author of dozens of novels including The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, Memento Mori, and The Driver’s Seat. She became Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1993.

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