Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Victor Reinganum: Muriel Spark Novels




Recently fell in love with the new Prime of Miss Jean Brodie cover, designed by Robin Bilardello for Harper Perennial using the illustration from the book's first edition. Reinganum illustrated both Spark covers in the early 60s. I might love Brodie because my friend in high school played the lead in a theater camp production when were 14:
 "The story of an eccentric Edinburgh teacher who inspires cultlike reverence in her young students, the novel was Spark's best-known work. The novel explores themes of innocence, betrayal, and cold rationality opposed to unchecked emotionalism. The story of Miss Brodie's ultimate downfall is told from the unsympathetic perspective of one of her students.

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