Iris Murdoch as I Knew Her

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Arrow, 2004 - Novelists, English - 275 pages
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A brilliant, controversial and insightful biography. Fifteen years ago, Iris Murdoch asked A. N. Wilson to be her biographer. This book is a tribute to the novelist he knew for thirty years. This is not Iris Murdoch the Alzheimer's patient, but Iris Murdoch the witty conversationalist, the emotional chaotic and, above all, the writer. Both sad and farcical, this completely personal attempt to set the record straight gives us back the fiercely intelligent novelist and professional philosopher, and will cause amusement as it ruffles feathers.

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User Review  - jcbrunner - LibraryThing

"Iris Murdoch as I knew her" (fortunately not in the Biblical sense) includes way too much Wilson and not enough Murdoch. He, his two wives, his kids, his father-in-law and his dog totally crowd out ... Read full review

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User Review  - hayesstw - LibraryThing

A bit too much of A.N. Wilson, and a bit too little of Iris Murdoch Read full review

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About the author (2004)

A. N. Wilson was born in 1950 and educated at Rugby and New College, Oxford. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, he has held a prominent position in the world of literature and journalism, winning prizes for much of his work. He lives in North London.

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