Memento Mori (Paperback)

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Memento mori... Ancient Romans had this phrase muttered to them to prevent them from being consumed by hubris. Fast forward to London in the 1950s and somebody is calling a group of senior citizens with the dark reminder of their impending death.

A wry and quick read by one of Scotland's best novelists, Muriel Spark.

— Keebe


Poignant, hilarious, and spooky, Memento Mori addresses old age

In late 1950s London, something uncanny besets a group of elderly friends: an insinuating voice on the telephone reminds each: Remember you must die. Their geriatric feathers are soon thoroughly ruffled, and many an old unsavory secret is dusted off.

About the Author

Muriel Spark (1918–2006) was the author of dozens of novels, including The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, Memento Mori, A Far Cry from Kensington, The Girls of Slender Means, The Ballad of Peckham Rye, The Driver’s Seat, and many more. She became Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 1993.

Product Details
ISBN: 9780811223041
ISBN-10: 0811223043
Publisher: New Directions
Publication Date: May 27th, 2014
Pages: 224
Language: English