Territorial Rights: Complete & Unabridged Audio Cassette – Audiobook, 1 Sep 1990
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Witty yet elegant, Territorial Rights is a celebration of human imperfection and complexity, with as many shifting identities, wardrobe changes, and sumptuous settings as a comic opera. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
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'The greatest Scottish novelist of modern times . . . my admiration for Spark's contribution to literature knows no bounds' Ian Rankin
Robert wants nothing more than to become a serious art historian. But his hopes for an academic life are put on hold when he flees from London to Venice to escape one lover and seek out another: the enigmatic Bulgarian refugee Lina Pancev. In the baffling maze of canals and winding streets where reality shifts and changes like reflections on water, Robert encounters a grand carnival of lust, lies, blackmail, cocktail parties and regicide. As he chases Lina, his heart's desire, the city provides a priceless education in love, art and beauty.--This text refers to the Paperback edition. See all Product Description
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And of course this is not documentary but fiction - fiction by the great Muriel Spark. One very amusing feature of this story is the way Spark lets us know that she knows how good she is. One of the characters is reading a novel, of a kind she often reads, and several quotations are provided from it. I don't know whether it is a real book or an invention of Muriel Spark's, but these snippets have the idiom off to a t, one way or the other. It's the sort of stuff that has put me off novels all my life - the totally uninteresting relationships of people I don't want to know about. I even feared in the early stages of Territorial Rights that Mrs Spark might be going down that gloomy path herself. I should have known better, and the plot gets more interesting chapter after chapter.
The style is beautiful, as always.Read more ›