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In slim masterpieces such The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1961) and The Girls of Slender Means (1963), Spark (1918-2006)--an award-winning Scottish writer considered, along with Evelyn Waugh and Graham Greene, one of the finest British novelists of the mid-20th century--in-vented playful, disturbing worlds that challenged readers' perceptions about life and its narration.
Additional material has been contributed by Ripponden-based musician and voice teacher Chris Coe and national renowned playwright Judith Adams, whose latest work, Girls of Slender Means, was one of the main attractions at this year's Edinburgh Festival.
The programme also celebrates quintessential Edinburgh writer Muriel Spark, as the Fringe pays tribute with theatre performances of A Girl Of Slender Means and The Prime Of Miss Jean Brodie.
Like those women of slender means who, by virtue of inherent style, make modest garments appear to be finery, Rethorst has turned economic challenge into a work of defiant richness.
The event celebrates Redhook Brewery's 25th anniversary, and 21 and up are invited to usher in the next 25 years with Harvey Danger, joined by Seattle bands Slender Means and The Ruby Doe.
Dame Muriel's first novel, The Comforters, was published in 1957 and others included The Ballad Of Peckham Rye (1960), The Girls Of Slender Means (1963) and Reality And Dreams (1996).
Her first novel, The Comforters, was published in 1957 followed by The Ballad Of Peckham Rye in 1960 and The Girls Of Slender Means in 1963.
attention, especially as pervasive as it is in Spark's The Girls of Slender Means (1963), "in some ways her best" novel and "one of her most distinguished books" (Kermode, "Girls" 174; Parrinder 25).
The jury was impressed by the brave and revealing intervention into a very complex urban fabric, which has been accomplished with pretty slender means.
Many of her best-known works, including The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (1961) and The Girls of Slender Means (1963), have been adapted for film, theater, and radio.
The door to the colonial marriage market was not closed to the immigrant of slender means, but access required techniques different from those of the local elite who drew on kin contacts to promote marriage among their own kind.
She reads this textual opacity in quite interesting and convincing terms, positing the desire for escape and for genuine alterity as the more or less natural outcome of a tall tale intentionally structured around the literal rise of a small man of slender means and still less luck.