Examines Iris Murdoch's early works of fiction and main philosophical ideas, relating the two and providing an insight into the larger dimensions of the novels. Byatt's survey groups and interrelates the novels, picks out recurrent themes and presents the key ideas.
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A.S. Byatt is internationally acclaimed as a novelist, short story-writer and critic. Her books include Possession (winner of the Booker Prize in 1990), and the quartet of The Virgin in the Garden, Still Life, Babel Tower and A Whistling Woman. Educated at York and Newnham College, Cambridge, she taught at the Central School of Art and Design, and was Senior Lecturer in English at University College, London, before becoming a full-time writer in 1983. She was appointed CBE in 1990 and DBE in 1999.Review:
"Indispensable fto anyone wanting to understand what it is that Iris Murdoch is up to" -- Stephen Wall The Listener "An extremely intelligent and penetrating piece of work" -- Frank Kermode Guardian "Byatt is a wonderful writer, constantly engaging wherever she takes us" The Times "The great merit of Byatt's writing... is that it continually engages the reader's mind" Daily Telegraph
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Book Description Chatto & Windus, 1970. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110701116951