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by Muriel Spark

  • Author: Muriel Spark
  • ISBN: 0399506594
  • ISBN13: 978-0399506598
  • ePub: 1641 kb | FB2: 1213 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Publisher: Perigee Trade (November 24, 1982)
  • Pages: 176
  • Rating: 4.7/5
  • Votes: 799
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Girls Slender Meanspa ePub download

Here's Muriel Spark looking skeptical, which I bet is how she looked a lot of the time I mean she was Scottish . Slender Means signifies the girls’ financial standing, their prospects and plans for the future and, hopefully, Haven’t read Muriel Spark? Read her.

Here's Muriel Spark looking skeptical, which I bet is how she looked a lot of the time I mean she was Scottish anyway. It all sounds like a comedy, and Muriel Spark often does.

But Muriel Spark's The Girls of Slender Means was winking at me from a bookstore display in a witty new cover .

But Muriel Spark's The Girls of Slender Means was winking at me from a bookstore display in a witty new cover and a beguiling small format; this was a book I could read in one evening. But, of course, I had already read it - back in the early 60s when it was first published. I remembered nothing about the narrative except for a grotesque dénouement in which naked girls smear their bodies with margarine and, amid great confusion, crawl through a bathroom window to safety.

The Girls of Slender Mean. has been added to your Cart. Probably like most people here I've come to this book having first read Muriel Spark's wonderful "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie. The Girls of Slender Means" has the same wonderfully sharp prose, which alone makes the book worth reading. I had the opposite reaction: the beginning, with its incredibly evocative portrait of London in 1945, fascinated me.

Книга жанра: Старинная литература, Старинная литература: Прочее. The Girls of Slender Means. 1. Long ago in 1945 all the nice people in England were poor, allowing for exceptions. The streets of the cities were lined with buildings in bad repair or in no repair at all, bomb-sites piled with stony rubble, houses like giant teeth in which decay had been drilled out, leaving only the cavity.

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The Girls of Slender Means is a novella written in 1963 by Scottish author Muriel Spark. It was included in Anthony Burgess's 1984 book Ninety-Nine Novels: The Best in English since 1939 - A Personal Choice. It was included in Anthony Burgess's 1984 book Ninety-Nine Novels: The Best in English since 1939 - A Personal Choice

Beautifully packaged reissue of one of Muriel Spark's best loved novels, The Girls of Slender Means. Muriel Spark was born and educated in Edinburgh.

This book can be found in: Fiction Modern & contemporary fiction Cultural Highlights Radio 4 Book at Bedtime. The Girls Of Slender Means (Paperback). Muriel Spark (author). Beautifully packaged reissue of one of Muriel Spark's best loved novels, The Girls of Slender Means. She was active in the field of creative writing since 1950, when she won a short-story writing competition in the Observer, and her many subsequent novels include Memento Mori (1959), The Ballad of Peckham Rye (1960), The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1961), The Girls of Slender Means (1963) and Aiding and Abetting (2000).

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This is London 1945, when all nice people are poor. Muriel Spark sets us down among the girls of good family but slender means as they fight it out, from their Kensington hostel to the last clothing coupon until this charmingly light-hearted period in their lives descends into horror and tragedy.
Lanadrta
Probably like most people here I've come to this book having first read Muriel Spark's wonderful "The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie." "The Girls of Slender Means" has the same wonderfully sharp prose, which alone makes the book worth reading.

Several people have commented that the beginning of the book is slow and that they were knocked out by the ending. I had the opposite reaction: the beginning, with its incredibly evocative portrait of London in 1945, fascinated me. The ending began to lose my interest a bit, though I can't reveal why without giving anything away.

Still, all told, a highly recommended work.

One word of caution, though: the Kindle edition is terrible, replete as it is with typos. I make a point when reading Kindle books to report content errors, and I had to do it dozens and dozens in this very short book. I hope New Directions makes the necessary corrections (some publishers seem to ignore them), because it was incredibly frustrating to run into mistakes page after page - really broke my reading flow.
Lilegha
This short novel set in London during and after the Second World War excels at creating interest without wasting words. It would be a good choice for a book club--there is so much to wonder and talk about. The Kindle Edition, unfortunately, is liberally sprinkled with typographical errors. It's pretty clear that no one proofread it.
Onaxan
Not my favorite Muriel Spark, I much preferred A Far Cry From Kensington. That said, the story stays with you, I pondered it for days, turning the characters over and over in my mind, what was it about, I feel as if I eventually figured it out. It is certainly well worth reading.
WtePSeLNaGAyko
The Girls of Slender Means, are a group of girls that live in post-war London in 1945, and reside at the May of Teck Club, which is a hostel or group home. In the present, one of the characters, Jane Wright, who does "brain work" in the "world of books", is trying to contact all of the other girls who were in the May of Teck Club with her, to inform them of an event that takes place.
This book is written in many characters points of view, and at first I had trouble keeping up with who was who. The book also jumps from past to present, and it takes a second to figure out which year you are in. The ending of this book was a little shocking, which makes it worth reading. This is a very short novel; however the writing style makes it a little harder to read. Muriel Spark throws in poetry at random places, and repeats it over and over (one of the girls is teaching elocution), which seems to halt the story as much as her jumping from viewpoint and time period.

Overall opinion:

I wouldn't really recommend this book to anyone, but I wouldn't discourage anyone from reading it either. I don't regret reading this book, but I definitely won't read it again.

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Boyn
Amusing but lightweight story - nothing much to it.
Mataxe
I enjoyed settling down with this interesting vignette of the lives and times of a group of single women in a hostel in London in the spring of 1945. The war in Europe has ended, and these unconquerable gals have survived. They have lived through the blitz; survived on low rations; and have kept their social world going by sharing one fancy dress among themselves. Blaring radios, and shrieks of laughter permeate the old building that has been their home for the last several years. Their amorous adventures have been fleeting ones in accord with the uncertainties of a world at war. We are now seeing them all as the first days of the rest of their lives are about to begin.
Ah, but Ms. Spark is not telling us this story just to provide an evening's light entertainment. A tragedy occurs that once again points out the absurdity of war. It is sad that there has been no time in any of our lives when this message is obsolete. It's a short novel, almost a short story writ long, but it doesn't need to be any longer than it is. The author has taken just the amount of time she has needed to paint her colorful literary portrait...and then put a big smudge right in the middle of it.
Nikohn
Concise, funny, powerful story of very relatable and vivid young women. Highly recommend.
Loved it, but it was way to short. More like a novella.
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