Loitering With Intent

Version: Unabridged
Author: Muriel Spark
Narrator: Wanda McCaddon
Genres: Fiction & Literature
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Published In: September 2002
# of Units: 4 CDs
Length: 3 hours, 15 minutes
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Overview

Muriel Spark in prime form: one of her most enjoyable, complex, and instructive jeux d'esprit. "How wonderful to be an artist and a woman in the twentieth century," Fleur Talbot rejoices. Happily loitering about London, c. 1949, with intent to gather material for her writing, Fleur finds a job "on the grubby edge of the literary world," as secretary to the peculiar Autobiographial Association. Mad egomaniacs, hilariously writing their memoirs in advance—or poor fools ensnared by a blackmailer? Rich material, in any case. But when its pompous director, Sir Quentin Oliver, steals the manuscript of Fleur's new novel, fiction begins to appropriate life. The association's members begin to act out scenes exactly as Fleur herself has already written them in her missing manuscript. And as they meet darkly funny, pre-visioned fates, where does art start or reality end?

Reviews (1)

Loitering With Intent

Written by Anonymous on April 20th, 2010

  • Book Rating: 1/5

Difficult to listen to and grasp the story. I quit after the first CD.

Author Details

Author Details

Spark, Muriel

Muriel Spark (1918-2006) is the author of dozens of novels including The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, Memento Mori, A Far Cry from Kensington, The Girls of Slender Means, The Ballad of Peckham Rye, The Driver's Seat, Not to Disturb, and many more. She became Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1993.