Public Image by Muriel SparkPublic Image by Muriel Spark

Public Image

byMuriel Spark

Paperback | January 25, 1993

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Spark chooses Rome, "the motherland of sensation," for the setting of her story about movie star Annabel Christopher (known to her adoring fans as "The English Lady-Tiger"), who has made the fatal mistake of believing in her public image. This error and her embittered husband, and unsuccessful actor, catch up with her. Her final act is only the first shocking climax--further surprises await. Neatly savaging our celebrity culture, Spark rejoices in one of her favorite subjects--the clash between sham and genuine identity--and provides Annabel with an unexpected triumph.
Muriel Spark has been called "our most chillingly comic writer since Evelyn Waugh" by the London Spectator, and the New Yorker praised her novel Memento Mori ri (1959) as "flawless." Her fiction is marked by its remarkable diversity, wit, and craftsmanship. "She happens to be, by some rare concatenation of grace and talent, an artist, ...
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Title:Public ImageFormat:PaperbackDimensions:1 pages, 1 × 1 × 1 inPublished:January 25, 1993Publisher:New Directions Books

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ISBN - 10:0811212467

ISBN - 13:9780811212465

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