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Iris Murdoch and morality

Author: Anne Rowe; Avril Horner
Publisher: Basingstoke, Hampshire ; New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This volume, featuring contributions from a number of leading scholars, explores the ways in which the moral positions Iris Murdoch adopts in her philosophy and theology can be aligned with her fiction, demonstrating how Murdoch's work can contribute significantly to discussions about the relationship between literature and morality"--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Iris Murdoch; Iris Murdoch; Iris Murdoch
Material Type: Document
Document Type: Book, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Anne Rowe; Avril Horner
ISBN: 9780230224452 0230224458 9781349309474 1349309478
OCLC Number: 463675951
Description: xiii, 198 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction : Art, morals and the 'discovery of reality' / Anne Rowe and Avril Horner --
Part I. Morality and the novel --
Murdoch's mannered realism : metafiction, morality and the post-war novel / Bran Nicol --
The preacher's tone : Murdoch's mentors and moralists / Priscilla Martin --
Stories, rituals and healers in Iris Murdoch's fiction / Rob Hardy --
Laughing at something tragic : Murdoch as anti-moralist / Peter J. Conradi --
'Refinements of evil' : Iris Murdoch and the gothic / Avril Horner --
Part II. A moral union : philosophy and literature --
Iris Murdoch, the ethical turn and literary value / Simon Haines --
Murdoch's fictional philosophers : what they say and what they show / Scott H. Moore --
Death and goodness : Bruno's dream and 'The sovereignty of good over other concepts' / Mark Luprecht --
Jackson's dilemma and 'The responsible life of the imagination' / Frances White --
PART III. Morality without God : Iris Murdoch's secular theology --
'The dream that does not cease to haunt us' : Iris Murdoch's holiness / Anne Rowe --
'A story about a man' : the demythologised Christ in the novels of Iris Murdoch and Patrick White / Pamela Osborn --
Do not seek God outside your own soul : Buddhism in The green knight / Tammy Grimshaw --
The moral fate of fictive persons : on Iris Murdoch's humanism / William Schweiker.
Responsibility: edited by Anne Rowe and Avril Horner.

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