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The golden fleece : essays / Muriel Spark ; edited by Penelope Jardine.

The golden fleece : essays / Muriel Spark ; edited by Penelope Jardine.
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ISBN 9781847772510 (paperback)
Author Spark, Muriel author.
Title The golden fleece : essays / Muriel Spark ; edited by Penelope Jardine.
Publisher/Date Manchester : Carcanet Press Limited, [2014]
Pagination etc. xiv, 226 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents note Includes index.
Machine generated contents note: Part I: Art and Poetry -- The golden fleece -- The first Christmas Eve -- Love -- Ravenna: city of mosaics -- The art of verse -- Ruskin and Read -- Robert Burns -- Andrew Young -- Giacomo Manzu -- The desegregation of art. The Blashfield Address to the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters, New York -- The wisdom of Mr T.S. Eliot -- Ingersoll Foundation -- T.S. Eliot Award -- Pensee: T.S. Eliot -- The complete Frost -- John Masefield -- Decorative art -- Poetry and politics -- Emily Bronte -- Part II: Autobiography and travel -- My most memorable New Year's Eve -- When I was ten -- Pensee: Scottish education -- My book of life -- Note on my story 'The gentile Jewesses' -- The celestial garden party -- What images return -- Comment on 'The poet's house' -- The poet's house -- Footnote to 'The poet's house' -- My Madeleine -- How I became a novelist -- The writing life -- Living in Rome -- Venice -- Istanbul -- Tuscany by chance.
Summary Note The essays, reviews, memoirs and other writings collected here for the first time conjure up one of the great critical imaginations of our time. Grouped into four sections (art and poetry, autobiography and travel, literature, and religion, politics and philosophy), they demonstrate the wide range of Muriel Spark's knowledge and interests, and throw into relief the people, places and ideas that inspired her throughout her life as a working writer. The book includes perceptive essays on literary figures including the Brontes, Robert Frost, T. S. Eliot and Robert Louis Stevenson, engaging accounts of visits to John Masefield, Edith Sitwell, and Louis MacNeice's home (in the absence of its owner), and reflections on the sermons of Cardinal Newman and the Old Testament book of Job as perennially rich sources of spiritual nourishment. The novelist's eye for the telling detail is evident in portraits of the cities - Venice, Rome, Ravenna, Istanbul - which Muriel Spark visited or in which she made her home. As Penelope Jardine puts it in her preface, this book 'tells many things'.
Subject English essays -- 20th century
United States -- Social life and customs -- 19th century
Added Author Jardine, Penelope editor.
Shelf Location 824.914 SPAR
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