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Iris Murdoch: A Life

Conradi, Peter

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ISBN 10: 0393048756 / ISBN 13: 9780393048759
Published by W W Norton & Co Inc, Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.A., 2001
Used Condition Near Fine Hard Cover
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Unread copy protected by Archival Brodart cover. Upper right book corners have slight wrinkle, otherwise book and DJ are in fine condition. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 000901

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In "Iris Murdoch," Peter Conradi assesses the remarkable intellectual and cultural legacy of the celebrated philosopher and beloved novelist. Depicting her personal life in extraordinary detail -- her student days at Oxford, her Communist activities, her early affairs, and her enduring marriage to John Bayley -- he also deftly interprets her philosophical works and twenty-six novels with brilliant clarity and insight. Murdoch emerges as a writer who in her early years imagined herself as the heir to George Eliot but later found a kinship with Dostoevsky's fantastic realism, his obsessions with sadomasochism, and his philosophical fascination with moral anarchy. Relying on ninety-five hitherto unseen diaries, hundreds of interviews, and thousands of letters, Conradi has written a riveting biography that is as much an absorbing history of literary England from 1940 to the present as it is a vivid depiction of one of our greatest twentieth-century writers.
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Title: Iris Murdoch: A Life

Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc, Scranton, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2001

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: First Edition.

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