Muriel Spark tells a joke

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While watching a documentary on the German composer Hans Werner Henze, directed by Michael Blackwood, our publisher, Barbara Epler, spotted a familiar face: none other than Muriel Spark, sitting among Alberto Moravio and Ingeborg Bachmann at a dinner party, telling a funny story. It is nothing short of a great victory to see Spark here as she was: sharp, witty, mischievous, wicked—gleefully holding court amongst fellow writers and artists.

Please enjoy this short clip retrieved from the documentary.

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Hans Werner Henze, subject of the documentary
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Muriel Spark
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