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Poems and Art Inspired by the Novels of Muriel Spark


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  • 112 page paperback. An anthology of poems and art in response to the novels of Muriel Spark, including work from Sean O'Brien, Tishani Doshi, Sasha Dugdale, Paul Batchelor, James Sheard, Vahni Capildeo, and many more.




    The Comforters (1957)

    W. N. Herbert       The Muriels

    Polly Atkin       Paper Pellets on a Saucer


    Robinson (1958)

    Judy Brown       Waiting for the Pomegranate Boat

    Matthew Francis       Island


    Memento Mori (1959)

    Sean O’Brien       Memento Mori

    Helena Nelson       Mrs Pettigrew Replies


    The Ballad of Peckham Rye (1960)

    Sasha Dugdale       A Deformed Ballad

    Drew Milne       The Ballad of Peckham Rye


    The Bachelors (1960)

    Jeanette Lynes       Vocations

    Paul Batchelor       Cold Reading


    The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1961)

    Tishani Doshi       Face Exercises for Marionette Lines

    Vahni Capildeo       Futurist Cleopatra


    The Girls of Slender Means (1963)

    Richard Price       Girl of Slender Means

    Lindsey Shields Waters       7" by 14" - a Casement Study


    The Mandelbaum Gate (1965)

    Robert Alan Jamieson       Partition

    M.G. Garland       Same Hell Anyway


    The Public Image (1968)

    Andy Jackson       Lady Tiger

    Rishi Dastidar       A Man of  Theory on the Via Publica


    The Driver’s Seat (1970)

    Tessa Berring       Don’t Buy Slippers Buy a Little Knife

    Deborah Alma       I will not tell you anything you want to hear


    Not to Disturb (1971)

    Iain Matheson       Disturb

    Larry Butler       Not to Disturb



    The Hothouse by the East River (1971)

    James Sheard       Tulpas

    Janette Ayachi       Elisa’s Shadow Falls Towards the Sun


    The Abbess of Crewe (1974)

    Simon Barraclough       Divine Hours

    Sarah Bernstein       The Hour of None


    The Takeover (1976)

    Iain Morrison       Despoiler Alert

    Zoe Brigley      Letter from Nemi


    Territorial Rights (1978)

    Colin Herd       Two Sweaters for One Person or One Sweater for More than One

    Eileen Pun       Studio Apartment: Eyrie


    Loitering with Intent (1981)

    Anna Selby       Sea Flower

    Joanne Limburg       The Benediction of St Muriel


    The Only Problem (1984)

    Juana Adcock       Clara, Jemima and Eye-Paint

    Tony Williams       The Book of Harvey


    A Far Cry from Kensington (1988)

    Lisa Kelly       Pisseur de Copie

    Jane Bonnyman       The Box


    Symposium (1990)

    Frances Leviston       The Last Word

    Rob A. Mackenzie       Les Autres


    Reality and Dreams (1996)

    Gerry Loose       Reality and Dreams

    Louise Peterkin       Sister Agnieszka Is Carmine Revenge


    Aiding and Abbetting (2000)

    Tim Turnbull       An Evil Twin

    Lily Blacksell       I want you to know I believe in myself


    The Finishing School  (2004)

    Dzifa Benson       Comme il Faut

    Matthew Caley       The Fern



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