Wednesday, April 19, 2006

The Prime of Muriel Spark

I was interested to note that in her early days as a starving writer, Muriel was each month given money and wine by her friend Graham Greene...Knowing Greene, he was probably trying to give her something else as well...She was also helped along by Evelyn Waugh.

I am always amazed that Dame Muriel (1918-2006) is so overlooked...Why is this?, as the female literary elite dig up every obscure female writer they can find and tout as an oppressed Shakespeare...And let's not start on the disgusting worship of that utterly horrid Virginia Woolf...If any male writer had written, or, said the trash that this woman did, he would be vilified from now till doomsday. (Note: the two worst things ever to befall literature were the Bloomsbury set and the Beats, please notice how popular they both still are) Truly great writers such as Spark and Sigrid Undset (Nobel Prize 1928, when it still meant something) are ignored...It is because these two women are each guilty of that one unforgivable sin left...They were both Roman Catholic, as were Greene and Waugh...Although Greene does get some slack from the elite for his Pro-Communist/Anti-American views and the fact that he was one of the most prolific whore-chasers in history.