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Reality and Dreams

Muriel Spark author Alan Taylor editor Kirsty Gunn editor


Publisher:Birlinn General

Published:6th Sep '18

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Described by Gore Vidal as ‘a novel written at the top of her form and so unique’, Reality and Dreams concerns the delirious, egocentric film director Tom Richards, who is recovering from injuries sustained while falling off a crane on set. His obsessive passion to make a film about a simple young woman sucks his wife, daughters, lovers and friends into a maelstrom of destruction.

This is one of the 22 novels written by Muriel Spark in her lifetime. All are being published by Polygon in hardback Centenary Editions between November 2017 and September 2018.

'As I entered my teens, I developed a taste for more arch, snappy writing and discovered the joys of Muriel Spark. Wisdom and wit — ideal for an impressionable youth finding his way in the world'

-- Julian Clary * Daily Ma

  • Winner of David Cohen British Literature Prize 1997 (UK)

ISBN: 9781846974441

Dimensions: 205mm x 135mm x 15mm

Weight: 275g

160 pages

Centenary Edition