Memento Mori

deMuriel Spark

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10 mai 2011|
Memento Mori de Muriel Spark
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Unforgettably astounding and a joy to read, Memento Mori is considered by many to be the greatest novel by the wizardly Dame Muriel Spark. In late 1950s London, something uncanny besets a group of elderly friends: an insinuating voice on the telephone informs each, "Remember you must die." Their geriatric feathers are soon thoroughly ruffled by these seemingly supernatural phone calls, and in the resulting flurry many old secrets are dusted off. Beneath the once decorous surface of their lives, unsavories like blackmail and adultery are now to be glimpsed. As spooky as it is witty, poignant and wickedly hilarious, Memento Mori may ostensibly concern death, but it is a book which leaves one relishing life all the more.
Muriel Spark, D.B.E, C. Litt, was born in Edinburgh in 1918. A poet and novelist, she also wrote children's books, radio plays, a comedy, 'Doctors of Philosophy', first performed in London in 1962, and biographies. She is best known for her stories and many successful novels, including Memento Mori, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, Loite...
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Titre :Memento Mori
Format :Couverture souple
Dimensions de l'article :240 pages, 7.75 X 5 X 0.75 po
Dimensions à l'expédition :240 pages, 7.75 X 5 X 0.75 po
Publié le :10 mai 2011
Publié par :Little, Brown Book Group
Langue :anglais
ISBN - 13 :9781844085521

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