9780140020038

A Severed Head

Murdoch, Iris

ISBN 10: 0140020039 / 0-14-002003-9
ISBN 13: 9780140020038
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publication Date: 1976
Binding: Softcover
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A novel about the frightfulness and ruthlessness of being in love

Martin Lynch-Gibson believes he can possess both a beautiful wife and a delightful lover. But when his wife, Antonia, suddenly leaves him for her psychoanalyst, Martin is plunged into an intensive emotional reeducation. He attempts to behave beautifully and sensibly. Then he meets a woman whose demonic splendor at first repels him and later arouses a consuming and monstrous passion. As his Medusa informs him, “this is nothing to do with happiness.”

A Severed Head was adapted for a successful stage production in 1963 and was later made into a film starring Claire Bloom, Lee Remick, Richard Attenborough, and Ian Holm.

Review:
Martin Lynch-Gibbon is serenely enjoying both a beautiful wife and a delightful lover. But when his wife, Antonia, suddenly leaves him for her psychoanalyst, Martin is plunged into an intensive emotional re-education.

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“A power of intellect quite exceptional in a novelist.” – Sunday Times

“She is incapable of writing without fascinating and beautiful colour.” – The Times

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