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Conradi, Peter J. 1945-

Overview
Works: 35 works in 160 publications in 4 languages and 6,911 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Records and correspondence  Diaries  History  Humor  Short stories  Fiction  Case studies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Author of introduction
Classifications: PR6063.U7, 823.914
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Most widely held works about Peter J Conradi
 
Most widely held works by Peter J Conradi
Iris Murdoch : a life by Peter J Conradi( Book )
17 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 1,459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Iris Murdoch's life - like her books - was full of extraordinary passions and profound relationships with some of the most inspiring and influential thinkers, artists, writers and poets of her time. During the war she pondered Aldous Huxley's doctrine that, for a writer, 'it is not what one has experienced but what one does with what one has experienced that matters, ' and she later wrote that the person who might help her better herself 'must not distinguish between me and my work'. She was sometimes portrayed as a bourgeois grandee living an unworldly, detached intellectual life, inventing a fantastical alternative world for compensation; but much that was thought to be romance in her work turns out to be reality. 'Real life is so much odder than any book, ' she wrote to a friend, and her life was as exciting and improbable as her fiction. Her novels are not just stylised comedies of manners with artificial complications, but reflect passionately lived experience, albeit wonderfully transmuted. Peter Conradi's biography returns the reader to her best work, through a quest for the living flesh-and-blood creature: the Irishwoman, the Communist-bohemian, the Treasury civil servant, the worker in Austrian refugee-camps, the RCA lecturer during the 1960s, the lifelong devotee of friendship conducted at a distancce and by letter, and the Buddhist-Christian mystic. It balances the formative years before the creative confusion of youth gave way to a greater stability, with an account of her maturity."--Jacket
Existentialists and mystics : writings on philosophy and literature by Iris Murdoch( Book )
17 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 1,089 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Best known for her novels and longer philosophical works, Iris Murdoch is also a brilliant essayist and critic. Some of the essays collected here, such as 'Against Dryness', her seminal polemic on fiction and philosophy, have become classics. Through others, such as 'Existentialists and Mystics', she helped to create a new climate of European thought in the post-war years, by bringing existentialism to British consciousness, and subjecting it to rigorous criticism. She has also contributed her own original philosophical thought in the fields of metaphysics and moral philosophy, particularly in relation to the concept of goodness."--Jacket
John Fowles by Peter J Conradi( Book )
12 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,021 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this comprehensive study of John Fowles' work, the author relates his work to his life, his ideas and his place in contemporary English fiction
Iris Murdoch : the saint and the artist by Peter J Conradi( Book )
33 editions published between 1985 and 2004 in English and German and held by 745 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Studie over het werk van de Ierse schrijfster (geb. 1919)
Iris Murdoch, writer at war the letters and diaries of Iris Murdoch: 1939-1945 by Iris Murdoch( )
6 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fyodor Dostoevsky by Peter J Conradi( Book )
7 editions published in 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The saint and the artist : a study of the fiction of Iris Murdoch by Peter J Conradi( Book )
8 editions published between 1989 and 2001 in English and Polish and held by 317 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
First published by Macmillan Press in 1986 as Iris Murdoch: the saint and the artist
A very English hero : the making of Frank Thompson by Peter J Conradi( Book )
7 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Angus Wilson by Peter J Conradi( Book )
4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Going Buddhist : panic and emptiness, the Buddha and me by Peter J Conradi( Book )
2 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Iris Murdoch : a writer at war :Letters and Diaries 1939-45 by Iris Murdoch( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A writer at war : letters & diaries, 1939-45 by Iris Murdoch( Book )
4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
At the bright hem of God : Radnorshire pastoral by Peter J Conradi( Book )
3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Love in a Wych Elm and other stories by H. E Bates( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Red Ripper : inside the mind of Russia's most brutal serial killer by Peter J Conradi( Book )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The great survivors : how monarchy made it into the twenty-first century by Peter Conradi( Book )
2 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this riveting and extensively researched account, Peter Conradi offers an uncompromising portrayal of Europe's royals and reveals the scandals and excesses hidden behind the pomp of the ceremonial garb
Iris Murdoch, A Writer at War Letters and Diaries, 1939-1945 by Peter J Conradi( )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
These never before published writings comprise Iris Murdoch's passionate wartime correspondence with two early intimates: the poet Frank Thompson, brother of the historian E.P. Thompson, who was killed in 1944, and David Hicks, with whom she had a dramatic affair, engagement, and breakup. It also includes the journal that Murdoch kept as a touring actress during August of 1939. The selection sheds new light on a brilliant young mind ("sharp and polished as a sword" as Frances Wilson describes it), while painting a vivid picture of life during the Second World War
A writer at war : letters & diaries, 1938-46 by Iris Murdoch( Book )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A writer at war : letters and diaries of Iris Murdoch, 1939-1945 by Iris Murdoch( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Royale Europe enquête inédite au coeur des monarchies d'aujourd'hui by Peter J Conradi( Book )
1 edition published in 2011 in French and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Languages
English (127)
German (4)
Polish (1)
French (1)
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