Marina Warner: Novelist and Mythographer.
Standard Name: Scurr, Ruth
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|Literary responses||Muriel Spark|
|Literary responses||Marina Warner||
This amazingly complex novel received very positive reviews in Britain. Helen Dunmore in The Times called the plot huge and vigorous and the novel rewarding, incisive and topical.
Times Literary Supplement reviewer Ruth Scurr
|Literary responses||Jane Gardam||
The TLS reviewer, Ruth Scurr , used as yardstick for this novel Kipling 's writings about his parallel childhood trauma and experience of evil (related in the story Baa Baa Black Sheep).
TLS Centenary Archive Centenary Archive [1902-2012].
(12 November 2004): 21
|Literary responses||Elizabeth Jane Howard|
|Literary responses||Muriel Spark||
Ruth Scurr , reviewing this book for the Times Literary Supplement, detected in its first paragraph a flash of the steely impatience that MSdirects at flawed humanity.
While most reviews were respectful,...
Scurr, Ruth. “Sins against the Holy Spirit”. Times Literary Supplement, pp. 21 - 2.
Graham Greene wrote to tell Spark that this was her best book since Memento Mori (as he was to do with several later titles as well).
Reviews were mixed, many sounding baffled. While admirers...
Greene, Graham. Graham Greene. A Life in Letters. Greene, RichardEditor , Alfred A. Knopf, 2007.
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