Journal of English Literature and Culture
International Journal of English Literature and Culture
Vol. 2(6), pp. 87-89, June, 2014
Muriel Spark’s The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie: A Quintessential of Modernism
Bankole Idowu Akinwande
Department of English, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria. Postcode: 220005.
Accepted 6 June 2014
The study reviewed
Muriel Spark’s The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie as a most perfect example
of the modernist philosophical movement, with a view to explicating how
certain features of the modernist period were manifested in the literary
text. It concluded that not only did Muriel Spark’s The Prime of Miss
Jean Brodie exemplify the basic concepts of modernism, this novel helped
to realise the significance of the theory of modernism to the study of
other British novels that fall in line with the modernist period.