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Iris Murdoch: A Literary Life

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Iris Murdoch (1919-1999) was one of the most popular and productive English novelists of the twentieth century. This Literary Life not only concentrates on her fiction but also places it in the contexts of her personal and professional life and the political and cultural developments which it reflects and addresses.

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Overview

Iris Murdoch (1919-1999) was one of the most popular and productive English novelists of the twentieth century. This Literary Life not only concentrates on her fiction but also places it in the contexts of her personal and professional life and the political and cultural developments which it reflects and addresses.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781403948502
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 10/12/2010
  • Series: Literary Lives Series
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.60 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

PRISCILLA MARTIN is the author of Piers Plowman: the Field and the Tower and Chaucer’s Women: Nuns, Wives and Amazons. She has taught at the Universities of Edinburgh, Colorado, California, Hawaii, Washington and London and at St Edmund Hall, Oxford.

ANNE ROWE is Director of the Centre for Iris Murdoch Studies at Kingston University, UK, and Lead Editor of the Iris Murdoch Review. Her publications on Iris Murdoch include Sacred Space, Beloved City: Iris Murdoch’s London (with Cheryl Bove, 2008); Iris Murdoch: A Reassessment (ed.) (2006) and The Visual Arts and the Novels of Iris Murdoch (2002).

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Table of Contents

Preface

Acknowledgements

Notes on References and Abbreviations

An Iris Murdoch Chronology: Significant Dates and Events

1 Early Life 1

2 After the War 14

3 Triangles and Polygons 36

4 Ireland 58

5 New Directions, Constant Themes 71

6 The Love Machine 92

7 Retreats and Returns 117

8 The Late Novels 135

9 Afterlife 163

Notes 172

Select Bibliography 190

Index 195

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