To read Spark is always to read about reading.
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Describing Dame Muriel Spark's oeuvre as "a body of work singular in its violence, formal inventiveness, and scorching opening lines," Parul Sehgal's What Muriel Spark Saw
examines the enduring appeal and the mystery of Spark's fiction, particularly the "monstruous" women: "What hash Spark's characters make of those eternal debates over unlikable characters or unlikable women."
Spark's books continue to attract readers: book bloggers held a Muriel Spark Reading Week
in 2012, covering the entirety of her novels as well as much of her other work. Additionally, the National Library of Scotland has digitized
selections of its extensive Muriel Spark archives, including a photograph
of fourteen-year-old Muriel being crowned "Queen of Poetry."
Bonus: How to Tell If You Are in a Muriel Spark Novel