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Synopsis: Collected here for the first time in one volume are Iris Murdoch's most influential pieces, spotlighting her brilliance as an essayist and critic. Included are her influential critiques of existentialism, written in the fifties, and her two Platonic dialogues on art nad religion; incisive evaluations of T.S. Elliot, Gabriel Marcel, Sartre, Elias Canetti, Simone de Beauvoir, Simone Weil, and Camus; and key texts on the continuing importance of the sublime, the concept of love, and literature's role in curing the ills of philosophy. Existentialists and Mystics traces the genesis of one of the most impassioned intellects of our time - and her journey toward Platonism and the practical mysticism that permeates her novels.
Review: Iris Murdoch is a poet, philosopher, novelist, and playwright, and in this collection of her most careful thinking and writing on the relationship between art and philosophy, we are treated to the fruits of decades of good work. Murdoch's changing ideas about the search for meaning in literature and life lead us down a richly rewarding path. Along the way she discusses T. S. Eliot, Dante Alighieri, Matthew Arnold, and many other major literary figures. For cognitive power, a sweeping overview of Western thought and art, and a respectful engagement with the reader, put it on the shelf beside the collected works of Kenneth Burke.
Title: Existentialists and Mystics: Writings on ...
Publisher: Viking Adult
Publication Date: 1998
Book Condition: Dust cover (damaged)
Book Description Viking Adult, 1997. Book Condition: Fair. First Edition. Former Library book. Shows definite wear, and perhaps considerable marking on inside. Bookseller Inventory # GRP88134051
Book Description Viking Adult, 1997. Book Condition: Very Good. First Edition. Ships from the UK. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Bookseller Inventory # GRP96660914
Book Description Viking Adult, U.S.A., 1998. Hardcover. Book Condition: Good+. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good-. Spine Lean, Edgewear To The Jacket, Jacket Is Price Clipped, Owner's Inscription On The Ffep And Front Pastedown, Some Underlining In 1 Or 2 Chapters And Other Light Shopwear. Book. Bookseller Inventory # 024964
Book Description Paperback. Book Condition: Good. The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Bookseller Inventory # GOR004373790
Book Description Viking Adult. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. 0713992255 Like new, crisp clean pages, hardback with dust jacket, Existentialists and Mystics: Writings on Philosophy and Literature, by iris Murdoch, Viking Adult. Bookseller Inventory # SKU1019546
Book Description Book Condition: Very Good. Book Condition: Very Good. Bookseller Inventory # 97807139922503.0
Book Description Allen Lane, New York, New York, U.S.A., 1998. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. Underlining in pencil in one chapter of text."Existentialists and Mystics gathers together for the first time in one volume the most influential and inspiring of her essays and shorter pieces.". Bookseller Inventory # 001559
Book Description Viking Adult, 1998. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. Moderate shelf/edge wear, book still in very good condition, dust jacket has small tear. Text clean & unmarked, binding tight. Bookseller Inventory # 46681-021617200
Book Description Allen Lane, 1998. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. clean, unmarked copy. small ink line bottom edge. Bookseller Inventory # 360584
Book Description Allen Lane, 1998. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Good. 1st Edition. Stated first American edition. Dust jacket slightly worn; remainder mark on bottom edge. Bookseller Inventory # 082614