Iris Murdoch, A Writer at War: Letters and Diaries, 1939-1945

Iris Murdoch, A Writer at War: Letters and Diaries, 1939-1945

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Iris Murdoch, A Writer at War: Letters and Diaries, 1939-1945 by Peter J. Conradi

These never before published writings comprise Iris Murdoch's passionate wartime correspondence with two early intimates: the poet Frank Thompson, brother of the historian E.P. Thompson, who was killed in 1944, and David Hicks, with whom she had a dramatic affair, engagement, and breakup. It also includes the journal that Murdoch kept as a touring actress during August of 1939. The selection sheds new light on a brilliant young mind ("sharp and polished as a sword" as Frances Wilson describes it), while painting a vivid picture of life during the Second World War.

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ISBN-13: 9780199756032
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 04/23/2011
Pages: 304
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Peter J. Conradi is the author of the critically acclaimed biography Iris Murdoch: A Life and, more recently, Going Buddhist and At the Bright Hem of God: Radnorshire Pastoral.

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