Tag: autobiography

Reading Challenge 2016: A Book Published Before You Were Born

  Barbara Comyns Our Spoons Came From Woolworths (The 2016 Reading Challenge: A Book Published Before You Were Born. Our Spoons Came From Woolworths was first published in 1950 and I was definitely born after that.) I found a copy of Comyns’ novel in a charity shop, and bought it for its attention-grabbing title and beautiful…

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‘Excluding the lumpen hoi polloi’: The auto/biographies of Muriel Spark

I’m a Death-Of-The-Author kind of student and I’ve never been a reader of biographies, but I’ve recently read through a fair amount of biographical material relating to the subject of my research thesis, Muriel Spark, and I thought it would be a useful exercise to collect my thoughts on this material and record them here.…

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