Seduction and Death in Muriel Sparks Fiction Photeine Apostolou

ISBN: 9780313316517

Published: July 30th 2001

Hardcover

152 pages


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Seduction and Death in Muriel Sparks Fiction  by  Photeine Apostolou

Seduction and Death in Muriel Sparks Fiction by Photeine Apostolou
July 30th 2001 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, RTF | 152 pages | ISBN: 9780313316517 | 8.78 Mb

Muriel Sparks works often consider the seductive and destructive power of social structures, such as religion and education. These structures lure Sparks characters with their promise of power. But after entering the structures domain to exploitMoreMuriel Sparks works often consider the seductive and destructive power of social structures, such as religion and education.

These structures lure Sparks characters with their promise of power. But after entering the structures domain to exploit the mastery it offers, the characters are imprisoned by rules and codes. Through a postmodern reading of Sparks works, such as The Comforters (1957), DEGREESThe Public Image (1968), The Drivers Seat (1970), Reality and Dreams (1996), and Aiding and Abetting (2000), this book analyzes the role of certain social structures in her fiction.The volume argues that these attractions and destructions are very much like postmodern critical games with structures that are open to any experimentation, but at the same time seem fixed and unchanging.

Within this postmodern context, one is free to play games with signs and systems of rules. Sparks characters enter these games in a playful mood and test their limits. The texts, images, and spectacles haunt their victims, who are unable to escape the process of attraction and destruction.

The characters are eventually led to their death-literal or metaphoric-which will inevitably introduce them to a new beginning.



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