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Author Martin, Priscilla
Title Iris Murdoch [electronic resource] : a literary life / Priscilla Martin and Anne Rowe
Imprint New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010
book jacket
Descript 1 online resource (xxi, 202 p.)
Series Literary lives
Literary lives (Palgrave Macmillan (Firm))
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 190-194) and index
Chronology -- Early life -- After the war -- Triangles and polygons -- Ireland -- New directions -- The love machine -- Retreats and returns -- The late novels -- Afterlife -- Select bibliography
This largely chronological study of Iris Murdoch's literary life begins with the youthful idealism of her fledgling publications at Badminton School and Oxford which are the precursors of the uncompromising intelligence and exuberance of her early novels. After assessing the significance her Irish heritage to her work, the novels of the next four decades are explored with attention to biographical background; social, political and cultural influences; her thematic preoccupations and experiments with form, in particular her engagement with the visual arts. The study concludes by assessing not only the serious critical analysis given to her work since her death in 1999, but also the damage done to her reputation by the more sensational media attention given to her private life
Description based on print version record
Link Print version: Martin, Priscilla. Iris Murdoch. New York : Palgrave Macmillan, 2010 9781403948502 (DLC) 2010042848 (OCoLC)670375146
Subject Murdoch, Iris
Novelists, English -- 20th century -- Biography
Philosophers -- Great Britain -- Biography
20th century
Great Britain
Murdoch, Iris
Novelists, English
LITERARY CRITICISM -- European -- English, Irish, Scottish, Welsh. bisacsh
BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY -- Literary. bisacsh
Electronic books
Alt Author Rowe, Anne, 1952-
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