Literary Techniques

Like Jorge Luis Borges and Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Spark presents her readers with strange and extraordinary events that disarm and,...

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The Ballad of Peckham Rye Ideas for Group Discussions

Spark's The Ballad of Peckham Rye looks at the problem of class and class-consciousness and its effect on morality and the relations...

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The Ballad of Peckham Rye Social Concerns

Muriel Spark's major concern in The Ballad of Peckham Rye—as in many of the rest of her novels and short fiction—is the problem of...

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The Ballad of Peckham Rye Literary Precedents

Spark herself claims not to have any direct literary influences. "I influence myself," she claims. Though her unique combination of wit,...

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The Ballad of Peckham Rye Related Titles

Spark's first novel, The Comforters (1957), has significant connections to The Ballad of Peckham Rye. It too is concerned with...

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The Ballad of Peckham Rye Bibliography

(Critical Guide to British Fiction)

Baldanza, Frank. “Muriel Spark and the Occult,” in Wisconsin Studies in Contemporary Literature. VI (Summer, 1965), pp. 190-203.

Kemp, Peter. Muriel Spark, 1974.

Malkoff, Karl. Muriel Spark, 1968.

Stanford, Derek. Muriel Spark: A Biographical and Critical Study, 1963.

Stubbs, Patricia. Muriel Spark, 1973.

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