ABOUT THIS BOOK
PUBLICATION DATE: August 18, 2011
The Complete Short Stories
By (author) Muriel Spark; Introduction by Janice Galloway
From the cruel irony of “A member of the Family” to the fateful echoes of “The Go-Away Bird” and the unexpectedly sinister “The Girl I Left Behind Me”, in settings that range from South Africa to the Portobello Road, Muriel Spark coolly probes the idiosyncrasies that lurk beneath the veneer of human respectability, displaying the acerbic wit and wisdom that are the hallmarks of her unique talent. “The Complete Short Stories” is a collection to be loved and cherished, from one of the finest short-story writers of the twentieth century.
Reviews of The Complete Short Stories
These stories are glittering, concise, funny and beautifully written – Telegraph
Muriel Spark, born and educated in Edinburgh, was active in the field of creative writing from 1950, when she won a short-story comeptition in the Observer. Her many subsequent novels include Memento Mori, The Girls of Slender Means, The Only problem, A Far Cry From Kensington and The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie amongst others. She won numerous prizes and was elected an honorary member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 1978. Muriel Spark died in April 2006.