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Iris Murdoch : a life

Author: Peter J Conradi
Publisher: New York : Norton, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Iris Murdoch; Iris Murdoch; Iris Murdoch; Iris Murdoch
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter J Conradi
ISBN: 0393048756 9780393048759
OCLC Number: 46936252
Notes: Originally published: London : HaprerCollins Publishers, 2001.
Description: xxix, 706 p., [32] p. of plates : ill. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Fairy-Tale Princess: 1919-1944 --
'You ask how Irish she is?': 1616-1925 --
No Mean City: 1925-1932 --
The Clean-Cut Rational World: 1932-1938 --
A Very Grand Finale: 1938-1939 --
Madonna Bolshevicka: 1939-1942 --
This Love Business: 1942-1943 --
A la Guerre, comme a la Guerre: 1943-1944 --
Storm and Stress: 1944-1956 --
A Madcap Tale: 1944-1946 --
Displaced Persons: 1946-1947 --
Cambridge: 1947-1948 --
St Anne's: 1948-1952 --
Franz Baermann Steiner: 1951-1952 --
Conversations with a Prince: 1952-1956 --
An Ideal Co-Child: 1953-1956.
Responsibility: Peter J. Conradi.

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Conradi assesses the intellectual and cultural legacy of the celebrated philosopher and writer. In addition to details of her personal life, he details her philosophical works and 26 novels. 50  Read more...

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schema:reviewBody""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."--BOOK JACKET."
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