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The saint and the artist : a study of the fiction of Iris Murdoch

Author: Peter J Conradi
Publisher: London : HarperCollins, 2001.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [New ed.]View all editions and formats
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Published to coincide with his major new biography of Iris Murdoch, Peter Conradi's acclaimed critical appreciation of her work is reissued in a fully revised and updated new edition, with a foreword  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: Iris Murdoch; Iris Murdoch; Iris Murdoch
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter J Conradi
ISBN: 0007120192 9780007120192
OCLC Number: 59483566
Notes: Previous edition: Basingstoke : Macmillan, 1989.
Description: xxvi, 422 pages ; 20 cm
Contents: Foreword / John Bayley --
pt. I. 'A Kind of Moral Psychology'. 1. 'Existentialist and Mystic'. 2. Under the Net and the Redemption of Particulars. 3. 'Against Gravity': The Early Novels and An Accidental Man. 4. Eros in A Severed Head and Bruno's Dream --
pt. II. 'Open and Closed'. 5. The Sublime in The Ball and The Unicorn. 6. Self-Sufficiency in The Time of the Angels and The Nice and the Good --
pt. III. 'The Closest Compression of Form with the Widest Expansion of Meaning ... '. 7. A Fairly Honourable Defeat. 8. The Black Prince. 9. The Sacred and Profane Love Machine and Henry and Cato. 10. The Sea, The Sea. 11. Nuns and Soldiers, The Philosopher's Pupil and The Good Apprentice. 12. The Book and the Brotherhood, The Message to the Planet, The Green Knight and Jackson's Dilemma.
Responsibility: Peter J. Conradi.

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