Iris Murdoch's comic vision
This study looks at the comic dimension and ironic tone of Iris Murdoch's work and argues that these elements are as important to an understanding of her novels as is her use of mythic patterns and philosophical ideas.
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Theory and Practice
The Comedy of Contingency in An Accidental Man
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