Muriel Spark, Propaganda and Plausibility

Today, 1st February, is Muriel Spark's birthday. To commemorate, Beatriz Lopez has been uncovering a less well-known side to the novelist in the form of her wartime service in the Political Warfare Executive, the secret organisation created by Britain during the Second World War with the mission of spreading propaganda to the enemy. In her novel Loitering... Continue Reading →

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A Conversation with John Milton

Before Fernando Martinez-Periset first encountered John Milton, he had been told by a teacher that this man would change his life. With the recent publication of Fernando’s article on Milton in Postgraduate English, it turns out that teacher was right. When I first began studying John Milton, I was sceptical. I thought that the complexity... Continue Reading →

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