The Sacred and Profane Love Machine

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Penguin, Mar 6, 1984 - Fiction - 368 pages
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Swinging between his wife and his mistress in the sacred and profane love machine and between the charms of morality and the excitements of sin, the psychotherapist, Blaise Gavender, sometimes wishes he could divide himself in two. Instead, he lets loose misery and confusion and—for the spectators at any rate—a morality play, rich in reflections upon the paradoxes of human life and the nature of the battle between sacred and profane love.

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User Review  - Rose Mary Boehm - Goodreads

I just looked it up in our wonderful Wikipaedia and found that Iris Murdoch wrote 27 novels, the rest of her writings philosophy, plays and poetry. I haven't read them all, but by comparison The ... Read full review

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User Review  - Susalu Szegda - Goodreads

I struggled with this one more than I struggled with others of hers that I've read, still, good Murdochian fun, someone's always going pink and teary and running from the room. Not sure about the ending however. Read full review

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Iris Murdoch was born in Dublin in 1919 of Anglo-Irish parents. She is the author of 26 novels and several works of philosophy. She died in 1999.

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