Her poetry is sparse, exact, and intellectually controlled. It resembles a line in the poem ‘The Yellow Book’: ‘Like a thin umbrella in a black gloved hand.’

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All The Poems of Muriel Spark

Poetry by Muriel Spark

In the seventy-three poems collected here Muriel Spark works in open forms as well as villanelles, rondels, epigrams, and even the tour de force of a twenty-one page ballad. She also shows herself a master of unforgettable short poems. Before attaining fame as a novelist (Memento Mori, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie), Muriel Spark was already an acclaimed poet. The “power and control” of her poetry, as Publishers Weekly remarked, “is almost startling.” With the vitality and wit typical of all her work, Dame Muriel has never stopped writing poems, which frequently appear in The New Yorker. As with all her creations, the poems show Spark to be “astonishingly talented and truly inimitable” (The San Francisco Chronicle).

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9780811215763
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Page Count
144

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9780811221573
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Muriel Spark

20th century Scottish novelist, poet and essayist

Her poetry is sparse, exact, and intellectually controlled. It resembles a line in the poem ‘The Yellow Book’: ‘Like a thin umbrella in a black gloved hand.’

Library Journal