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From a Tiny Corner in the House of Fiction

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From a Tiny Corner in the House of Fiction gathers into a single volume twenty-three interviews with the British novelist and philosopher Dame Iris Murdoch (1919-1999) by some of the last half-century's foremost critics, academics, and journalists. Interviewers - including the renowned scholar Sir Frank Kermode, the theater critic Harold Hobson, and the writer and broadcas ...more
Hardcover, 267 pages
Published April 4th 2003 by University of South Carolina Press (first published April 2003)
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Interesting--and, like John Bayley's "Elegy for Iris," human. I took a long time to read this. My nonfiction tends to be sparsely woven between my novels. Even so, it was still a bit repetitive, but because it's a collection of interviews with Iris Murdoch that were spread over many years, that was to be expected. And the brief reflection on her final season at the end was very real and touching.

I'm not a particular fan of Murdoch, but because of the reading list I created myself, I've been rea
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