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Theorizing Muriel Spark

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Drawing together a range of significant names in the field of contemporary literature and critical theory, this collection of essays deals with the full range of Spark's literary output. It has a particular emphasis on gender, psychoanalysis, post-colonial, and deconstructive reading strategies. It concludes with a new interview with Muriel Spark

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Overview

Drawing together a range of significant names in the field of contemporary literature and critical theory, this collection of essays deals with the full range of Spark's literary output. It has a particular emphasis on gender, psychoanalysis, post-colonial, and deconstructive reading strategies. It concludes with a new interview with Muriel Spark

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...these diverse and engaging essays offer much-needed depth and substance to Spark criticism...Highly recommended...
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780333794142
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 2/12/2000
  • Edition description: REV
  • Pages: 264
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.75 (d)

Meet the Author

Martin McQuillan is Lecturer in Cultural Theory and Analysis, University of Leed

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Table of Contents

Introduction, "I Don't Know Anything about Freud: Muriel Spark Meets Contemporary Criticism"—Martin McQuillan Part I: Gender Tales of Love: Narcissism and Idealization in The Public Image —Susan Sellers
• The Future Perfect's Perfect Future: Spark's and Duras's Narrative Drive—Judith Roof
• The Suggestive Spectacle: Queer Passions in Bronte's Villette and The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie —Patricia Duncker
• In Bed with Muriel Spark: Mourbaning, Metonymy, and Autobiography—Martin McQuillan Part II: Race Writing against Conversion: Murile Spark the Gentile Jewess—Bryan Cheyette
• Muriel Spark Shot in Africa—Eleanor Byrne
• A Bit of the Other: Symposium, Futility, and Scotland—Alan Freeman Part III: Deconstruction Muriel Spark's Uselessness—Jeremy Idle
• Muriel Spark's Mary Shelley : A Gothic and Liminal Life—Julian Wolfreys
• Not to Deconstruct? Righting and Deference in Not to Disturb —Willy Maley
• Memento Mori—Nicholas Royle Part IV: Appendices Grimacing Catholicism: Muriel Spark's Macabre Farce—Helene Cixous
• "The Same Informed Air: An Interview with Muriel Spark"

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