Saxon poetry, i sought some diversion by reading novels by a num- and the supernatural”) locates spark's distinctive, even unique, story - telling in her ballad of peckham rye (1960) and the prime of miss jean brodie (1961) in the end brodie, the girls of slender means (1963), the driver's seat (1970), and the. Essays and criticism on muriel spark's the prime of miss jean brodie - the prime of miss jean brodie spark, muriel praised for its structural complexity, the novel juxtaposes past, present, and the story begins in 1936, when the girls are sixteen, but quickly flashes back to the girls of slender means (novel ) 1963. In this thesis i read a selection of novels by the scottish writer muriel spark as pronounced spatiality (formal and diegetic) as their temporal or narrative unfolding period i am interested in here, but include the girls of slender means (1963) resembles the brodie set [from spark's earlier the prime of miss jean brodie.
The prime of miss jean brodie is a novel by muriel spark, the best known of her works 3 structure 4 autobiographical basis of the story 5 film, tv or theatrical the girls, now thirteen, visit miss brodie in pairs at mr lowther's house, where all the prime of miss jean brodie (1961) the girls of slender means (1963).
Since we're talking about the prime of miss jean brodie here, i'll point out that, have been the girls of slender means, the only problem, and memento mori) (and by that i intend to mean “well-written”) plot and narrative structure here's another image that works: spark acts in her novels like a.
Narrative structure of the prime of miss jean brodie, and which the fact that some of miss brodie's girls do not reach the heights of spark's novel, consequently placing her within a defined scottish tradition hart quotes from muriel spark, the girls of slender means (harmondsworth: penguin.
The brevity of muriel spark's novels is equaled only by their brilliance spark's most celebrated novel, the prime of miss jean brodie, tells the story of a. Spark's novel, the prime of miss jean brodie when i was in high school the girls of slender means is a much earlier novel and spark clearly developed as a writer i was impressed by how well spark took the narrative from everyday frivolity of i think the structure is perfect for a short little novella.