Iris Murdoch: A Life

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HarperCollins, 2002 - Novelists, English - 706 pages
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Dame Iris Murdoch has played a major role in English life and letter for nearly half a century. As A.S. Byatt notes, she is absolutely central to our culture. As a novelist, as a thinker, and as a private individual, her life has significance for our age. There is a recognizable Murdoch world, and the adjective Murdochian has entered the language to describe situations where a small group of people interract intricately and strangely.

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Iris: the life of Iris Murdoch

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Conradi, the literary executor of Iris Murdoch's (1919-99) estate, presents a richly textured study of her personal, professional, academic, and literary life. A well-loved only child who dove ... Read full review

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About the author (2002)

From 1997 Peter Conradi was Professor Emeritus, Kingston University, and Honorary Research Fellow at UCL; from 1999 he has been Visiting Research Fellow at Magdalen, Oxford. His critical study, IRIS MURDOCH: THE SAINT AND THE ARTIST (Macmillan, 1986), was described by the NYTBR as ‘Brilliant’ and will be reissued by HarperCollins.

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