Curriculum Vitae: A Volume of Autobiography download free [PDF and Ebook] by Muriel Spark

Curriculum Vitae: A Volume of Autobiography download free [PDF and Ebook] by Muriel Spark year 2011
  • Book name: Curriculum Vitae: A Volume of Autobiography
  • Author: Muriel Spark
  • Release date: 2011/1/13
  • Publisher: NEW DIRECTIONS PUBLISHING CORPORATION
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Biography: General
  • ISBN: 9780811219235
  • Rating: 9.1 of 10
  • Votes: 690
  • Review by: Jazlyn Leger
  • Review rating: 8.78 of 10
  • Review Date: 2019/1/20
  • Total pages: 224
  • Includes a PDF summary of 17 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: It is no surprise that one of Muriel Spark s most lively and entertaining works would be her own memoir, Curriculum Vitae. Born to a Scottish Jewish father and an English Presbyterian mother, Spark describes her childhood in 1930s Edinburgh in brief, dazzling anecdotes. In one she recalls a cherished schoolteacher, Christina Kay, who would later be used as the prototype for Miss Jean Brodie. Spark boldly details her disastrous first marriage to Sydney Oswald Spark (S.O.S.) himself thirty-two, she just nineteen whom she followed to Rhodesia (now Zimbabwe) and left behind to return to England. In the midst of WWII, Spark took a bizarre position working in the disinformation campaign of the British Secret Service, eliciting information from German POWs to combat Nazi propaganda. She later moved to the Poetry Society of London, where she mingled with literati and other intellectuals, befriended by some (such as Graham Greene, an early supporter of her work) and sparring with others. We experience Spark s joy with the publication of her first novel, The Comforters, her trials with other writers envy, and her emergence as the most brilliant femme fatale of 20th-century English literature.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 9H46M7S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Autobiography: Literary, Biography: Literary
  • Available formats: PPTX, EPUB, PDF, DOC, WORD, HTM, HTML, TXT. Compressed in TAR.XZ, ZIP, LHA, RAR
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 14.23 USD
  • Dimensions: 132x206x18mm
  • Weight: 260g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: New York, United States
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