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Iris Murdoch : the retrospective fiction

Author: Bran Nicol
Publisher: Basingstoke : Macmillan ; New York : St. Martin's Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Iris Murdoch: the Retrospective Fiction considers one of the major British novelists of the postwar years in a new light, arguing that Murdoch's compulsive plots and characters are motivated by the insistent power of the past. Bran Nicol traces a 'double movement' at work in Murdoch's fiction, where the past figures as an elusive site of 'truth' and an inescapable source of trauma. Through persuasive readings of
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
History
Named Person: Iris Murdoch; Iris Murdoch; Iris Murdoch; Iris Murdoch; Iris Murdoch
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bran Nicol
ISBN: 0333688392 9780333688397 0312217269 9780312217266
OCLC Number: 39497846
Notes: Enlargement of author's thesis (Ph. D.)--Lancaster University.
Description: xv, 166 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Revisiting the Sublime and the Beautiful: Iris Murdoch's Realism --
The Insistence of the Past --
Author and Hero: Murdoch's First-Person Retrospective Novels --
Reading Past Truth: Under the Net and The Black Prince --
The Writing Cure: A Severed Head and A Word Child --
The Ambivalence of Coming Home: The Italian Girl and The Sea, the Sea.
Responsibility: Bran Nicol.
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