Blog Posts tagged: muriel spark

Victoria Falls in Zimbabwe

Long Read: Muriel Spark and Africa

Willy Maley reflects on Muriel Spark’s formative experiences in Africa and the importance of her time there for her life and work.

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Heart Petals on Open Book

Muriel Spark on Love

Professor Willy Maley takes an in-depth look at the relationships that defined Muriel Spark's life, examining not only the presentation of love between characters within her books but how these dynamics are informed by her own view of love and her experiences first as a wife and then a single aspiring writer.

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The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie

The Legacy of Muriel Spark

Guest author Olga Wojtas looks at the enduring legacy of Muriel Spark and how her own writing was influenced by the author's most famous work, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie.

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Tam O'Shanter

Muriel Spark Burns Bright on Burns Night

Willy Maley discusses the ways Robert Burns' life and work influenced renowned Scottish author, Muriel Spark.

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Man Tying Football Boots

Muriel Spark, Sports Commentary, and the Spoken Word

Think football and Muriel Spark don't mix? Think again! In this post, guest author Willy Maley discusses Spark, football and the link between commentary and the traditions of oral storytelling.

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