The Sacred and Profane Love Machine

The Sacred and Profane Love Machine

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by Iris Murdoch
     
 

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Swinging between his wife and his mistress in the sacred and profane love machine and between the charms of morality and the excitements of sin, the psychotherapist, Blaise Gavender, sometimes wishes he could divide himself in two. Instead, he lets loose misery and confusion and—for the spectators at any rate—a morality play, rich in reflections upon the… See more details below

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Swinging between his wife and his mistress in the sacred and profane love machine and between the charms of morality and the excitements of sin, the psychotherapist, Blaise Gavender, sometimes wishes he could divide himself in two. Instead, he lets loose misery and confusion and—for the spectators at any rate—a morality play, rich in reflections upon the paradoxes of human life and the nature of the battle between sacred and profane love.

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Michael Radcliffe
She remains a consummate and sensual scene painter. -- The Times
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“A novel of infinite variety and intelligence; the work of a novelist at the height of her powers.”—Christopher Hudson

“[Iris Murdoch] remains a consummate and sensual scene-painter.”—Michael Ratcliffe in The Times (London)

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ISBN-13:
9781101494257
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/06/1984
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
779,359
File size:
0 MB

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Christopher Hudson
A novel of infinite variety and intelligence; the work of a novelist at the height of her powers.
From the Publisher
“A novel of infinite variety and intelligence; the work of a novelist at the height of her powers.”—Christopher Hudson

“[Iris Murdoch] remains a consummate and sensual scene-painter.”—Michael Ratcliffe in The Times (London)

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