The Public Image (New Directions Paperbook)

The Public Image (New Directions Paperbook)

Muriel Spark


"All homage to Muriel Spark, the best author ever to scald your liver and your lighting" (The Washington Post). The Public Image, which the writer has known as "an moral shocker," offers a scalding the reader is not likely to omit, really because it is so enjoyable.

Spark chooses Rome, "the motherland of sensation," for the environment of her tale approximately celeb Annabel Christopher (known to her adoring enthusiasts as "The English Lady-Tiger"), who has made the deadly mistake of believing in her public snapshot. this mistake and her embittered husband, and unsuccessful actor, meet up with her. Her ultimate act is barely the 1st stunning climax―further surprises wait for. smartly savaging our famous person tradition, Spark rejoices in a single of her favourite subjects―the conflict among sham and actual identity―and offers Annabel with an unforeseen triumph.

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