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Peter Conradi Iris Murdoch: A Life
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Peter Conradi

Iris Murdoch

A Life

The Authorized Biography

€ 27.95

Dame Iris Murdoch has played a major role in English life and letter for nearly half a century. As A.S.Byatt notes, she is ?absolutely central to our culture?. As a novelist, as a thinker, and as a private individual, her life has significance for our age. There is a recognizable Murdoch world, and the adjective ?Murdochian? has entered the language to describe situations where a small group of people interract intricately and strangely.

Her story is as emotionally fascinating as that of Virginia Woolf, but far less well-known; hers has been an adventurous, highly eventful life, a life of phenomenal emotional and intellectual pressures, and her books portray a real world which is if anything toned down as well as mythicised. For Iris?s formative years, astonishingly, movingly and intimately documented by Conradi?s meticulous research, were spent among the leading European and British intellectuals who fought and endured the Second World War, and her life like her books was full of the most extraordinary passions and profound relationships with some of the most inspiring and influential thinkers,artists, writers and poets of that turbulent time and after.

Peter Conradi is very close to both Iris Murdoch and John Bayley, Iris?s husband, whose memoir of their life together has itself been the subject of an enormous amount of attention and acclaim. This will be an extraordinarily full biography, for there are vast resources in diaries and papers and friends? recollections, and while it will be a superlative biography it will also be a superb history of a generation whohave profoundly influenced our world today.


Taal / Language : English

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Paperback / softback
736 pagina's
Januari 2002
HarperCollins Publishers us

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