Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Ten best nuns in literature

At the Guardian, John Mullan named ten of the best nuns in literature.

One nun on the list:
Muriel Spark's Abbess of Crewe

In her parody of the Watergate affair, Spark tells the story of an abbess who governs her convent by means of Machiavellian manipulation and electronic surveillance. Abbess Alexandra justiļ¬es herself as a good and resourceful Catholic in a story that will ring true to any convent girl who has known a really canny mother superior.
Read about another nun on Mullan's list.

--Marshal Zeringue