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Loitering with intent is a novel by scottish author muriel spark. This content was uploaded by our users and we assume good faith they have the permission to share this book. After battling a long illness, otoole died peacefully at the age of 81 in a london hospital on 14 december 20. Seldom have critics so raved about a film stars memoirs, or. Loitering is the act of remaining in a particular public place for a protracted time, without any apparent purpose. Loitering with intent muriel spark the captive reader.
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You should know going in to peter otooles loitering with intent that it is intended less as a full autobiography it ends with his teenage years shortly after the end of wwii and more as an impressionistic canvas of growing up in europe during 20th century wartime. May 27, 2014 loitering with intent fiction by muriel spark happily loitering in london with the intent of gathering material for her writing, fleur talbot finds a job on the grubby edge of the literary world at the very peculiar autobiographical association. Finding a used copy of peter otooles loitering with intent. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. Spark has a sense of humour i enjoy and i appreciate that she feels no need to create likeable characters i cant think of any in the six of her books that ive read but i cant quite put my finger on why i feel so coolly towards her. May 23, 2019 loitering with intent by stuart woods, 2009, thorndike press edition, in english. Enter your mobile number or email address below and well send you a link to download the free kindle app. I do love the blogosphere all the bloggers and blogreaders, and all the talk of books going on all around the place. Loitering with intent is quite a popular title for humorous memoirs, and its obviously no accident that spark picked it as the title for a novel that explores the complicated relationship between experience, fiction and memory. The metafictional strategy in loitering with intent scientific. Art, reality and the strange ways the two imitate one another are at the core of muriel sparks delightful loitering with intent, first published in 1981. Loitering with intent new directions classic kindle edition by muriel spark. In the life of the protagonist, fleur talbot, these forms have. Loitering with intent is not one of his more absorbing novels.
Loitering with intent november 2009 edition open library. Loitering with intent ebook by stuart woods rakuten kobo. He wrote two volumes of memoirs, loitering with intent. A year after the authors death, jenny turner pays tribute to. Then you can start reading kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer no kindle device. The second volume in the autobiography of legendary actor, writer, bon vivant peter otoole offers a keenly wrought portrait of the artist as a young man.
Muriel spark, loitering with intent, metafiction, criticism of fiction. All content included on our site, such as text, images, digital downloads and other, is the property of its content suppliers and protected by. The beginning of loitering with intent hints at the novels playful exploration of opposites and the ways in which these oppositions frequently coexist. Each weighs more than a ton and has wings that extend the length. In metafictional novels, obvious framing devices range. The newest addition to the new york times bestselling stone barrington series. It premiered on april 18, 2014 at the tribeca film festival. Download one of the free kindle apps to start reading kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, and computer. There was a certain period in my life during which the only thing i could write about was my divorce. Loitering with intent muriel spark stuck in a book. The onedimensional and misogynistic treatment of the female characters in the book is. Download for offline reading, highlight, bookmark or take notes while you read loitering with intent. Loitering with intent stone barrington book 16 and over one million other books are available for amazon kindle. I am probably a little hypocritical, in that relatively few of the books i read come from blogger recommendations.
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How wonderful it feels to be an artist and a woman in the twentieth century, fleur talbot, a young writer. Dumped by his glamorous russian girlfriend during dinner at elaines and ru. Loitering with intent is a delightful, effervescent sort of story, but hard to put your finger on. Loitering with intent by stuart woods overdrive rakuten. Loitering with intent by muriel spark librarything. Discover the latest buzzworthy books, from mysteries and romance to humor and nonfiction.
It contains many autobiographical references to sparks early career and was reprinted in 2001 by new directions, in the us, and in 2007 by virago press in the uk with a foreword by mark lawson plot introduction. Loitering with intent new directions classic kindle. Muriel sparks lyrical, formally perfect novel loitering with intent drew on her experiences as a penniless writer in postwar london. Get your kindle here, or download a free kindle reading app. Loitering with intent stone barrington book 16 kindle edition by woods, stuart. Discover delightful childrens books with prime book box, a subscription that delivers new books every 1, 2, or 3 months.
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Offered a hefty sum to sell the family business, chemist warren keating has already won the reluctant blessing of his ancient father eli. Fleur talbot has written a novel whose characters just happen to resemble the people she works with at the autobiographical societyso much so that events in the novel start to happen in real life. So his luck seems to be improving when hes hired to locate the missing son of a very wealthy manlucky because the job pays well, and because the son is hiding in the tropical paradise of key west. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading loitering with intent new directions classic. Covering his time as a drama student at rada, the author writ. In some jurisdictions, such as new york, the definition of loitering may include indoor littering, and wearing of masks or disguises in public. Jul 22, 2019 dumped by his glamorous russian girlfriend during dinner at elaines, and running low on cash, stone barrington is having a bad week. Loitering with intent definition of loitering with intent. Dumped by his glamorous russian girlfriend during dinner at elaines and running low on cash, stone barrington is not having a good week. How muriel spark revised her own history in loitering with intent, and why. Buy a cheap copy of loitering with intent book by stuart woods.645 724 1001 230 802 995 676 664 1417 1263 256 559 127 100 602 1436 552 882 1280 379 900 396 1533 37 31 548 1029 1358 301 129 147 1291 93 1049 187 583 1269 154 1364 1018 437 1148 984 295