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Saturday, April 15, 2006

Muriel Spark, 1918 - 2006

`"I don't like messages in novels. I don't like them being used as a propaganda machine, although what drives a novelist to deal with such situations is to improve the human race's understanding of itself." - Dame Muriel Spark, who passed away at 88 in Tuscany earlier this evening.


  • I love Spark. I read most of her books in school, but only have A Far Cry From Kensington with me. With ref. to your later posts, it's remarkable that not one bookshop I know of in Bombay carries her books. Since she died I've been thinking of Momento Mori, which I tink is her best work, better that The Prime ... So if you do see it anywhere, or know who stocks it, please let me know.

    By Blogger Sonia Faleiro, at 10:16 AM  

  • Haven't read 'Memento Mori' myself but recently read 'Aiding and Abetting', which I procured from the British Council library in Mumbai. Perhaps they'd have a copy.

    By Blogger PrufrockTwo, at 11:23 AM  

  • I've read a few and enjoyed what little I've read. All of the books I read were bought at second-hand book stores/stalls etc. I hear the Churchgate thing in Bombay is no more?

    By Blogger Mr. D, at 10:57 PM  

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