A Severed Head
Martin Lynch-Gibbon believes he can possess both a beautiful wife and a delightful lover. But when his wife, Antonia, suddenly leaves him for her psychoanalyst, Martin is plunged into an intensive emotional re-education. He attempts to behave beautifully and sensibly. Then he meets a woman whose demonic splendour at first repels him and later arouses a consuming and monstrous passion. As his Medusa informs him, 'this is nothing to do with happiness'.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - datrappert - LibraryThing
I really did not like this book when I was assigned it in college. Even now, thinking about the male protagonist makes me remember not liking the book. It probably deserves a more adult perspective on my part, but for now, I'm sticking with the assessment of my teenage self. Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - amerynth - LibraryThing
I believe "A Severed Head" is the fourth Iris Murdoch book I've read. I have to say it doesn't rank up there as one of my favorites, but I found to be completely entertaining and fun. The novel is the ... Read full review