Living on Paper

Letters from Iris Murdoch 1934-1995
Product Number: WEB109175
Released: 03 Feb, 2016
Business Term: OBOU 2 Years or 36 Circs
ISBN: #9781448104925
Publisher: Vintage Digital
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Description

EDITED BY AVRIL HORNER AND ANNE ROWE'Destroy this and all letters. And keep your mouth shut'This collection of Iris Murdoch's most interesting and revealing letters gives us a living portrait of one of the twentieth century's greatest writers and thinkers. The letters show a great mind at work - we see the young Murdoch grappling with philosophical questions, as well as feeling her anguish when a novel obstinately refuses to come together.They uncover Murdoch's famed personal life, the subject of much speculation, in all its intriguing complexity, and her penchant for living beyond the bounds of social acceptability. We also begin to see the 'real life material' that fed into her fiction, despite her claims that her fiction never drew on reality. Above all we see the accumulation of life - intimate, irreverent, fiercely engaged with the world - in this extraordinary collection of letters.

Author(s): Iris Murdoch
Original Publish Date: 03 Feb, 2016

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