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Iris Murdoch Biography By A. N. Wilson

Iris Murdoch Biography
by A. N. Wilson

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A.N. Wilson had John Bayley as his tutor at Oxford, which is where he met Iris Murdoch. He remained a close friend of both and it was at Iris's pleading in 1988 that he agreed to write her biography. This work is an insightful portrait of Murdoch, the fiercely intelligent novelist and philosopher.
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Iris Murdoch Biography by A. N. Wilson

A.N. Wilson had John Bayley as his tutor at Oxford, which is where he met Iris Murdoch. He remained a close friend of them both throughout her life and it was at Iris's pleading in 1988 that he agreed to write her biography. Bound to be controversial, Wilson pulls no punches in his view of the recent cinematic portrayal of Iris as a victim of Alzheimer's disease. Instead, he gives us back the fiercely intelligent novelist and philosopher, and shows us a relationship that was deeply loving yet profoundly eccentric and most uncoventional for its day.

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Praise for "The Victorians" "The best single-volume work on the Victorian age yet written.' -- "Evening Standard" "A masterpiece of popular history." -- Frank McLynn, "Independent", Books of the Year "Wilson is incapable of writing a dull sentence. This is the history of a vanished world brought to vibrant life." -- Beryl Bainbridge, "Observer", Books of the Year

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GOR004674835
Iris Murdoch Biography by A. N. Wilson
A. N. Wilson
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Cornerstone
2003-09-04
384
0091742463
9780091742461
N/A
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