Chapter 39. The Short Stories of Muriel Spark

  1. Cheryl Alexander Malcolm Associate Professor2 and
  2. David Malcolm Professor3
  1. Robert Ellis Hosmer Jr Senior Lecturer

Published Online: 2 MAR 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444304770.ch39

A Companion to the British and Irish Short Story

A Companion to the British and Irish Short Story

How to Cite

Hosmer, R. E. (2008) The Short Stories of Muriel Spark, in A Companion to the British and Irish Short Story (eds C. A. Malcolm and D. Malcolm), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444304770.ch39

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of American Studies, University of Gdańsk, Poland

  2. 3

    English Institute, University of Gdańsk, Poland

Author Information

  1. Smith College, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 2 MAR 2009
  2. Published Print: 10 OCT 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405145374

Online ISBN: 9781444304770

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Keywords:

  • Short Stories of Muriel Spark;
  • “The Seraph and the Zambesi” - took the prize;
  • Spark's short fiction - sly, seductive, never-to-be-completely-trusted voice;
  • In Africa, Muriel Spark said that she “learned to cope with life”;
  • “Bang-Bang You're Dead” may be read, like “The Seraph and the Zambesi,” - an African fable

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • References and Further Reading