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Understanding Iris Murdoch (Understanding Contemporary British Literature)

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A dominant figure of postwar British literature, Iris Murdoch has written more than twenty-five novels, a collection of poems, and a half-dozen philosophical studies. While critical opinion of her work varies, Murdoch presides as one of the most respected contemporary British novelists. In Understanding Iris Murdoch, Cheryl Bove divides Murdoch's work into two broad catego ...more
Hardcover, 216 pages
Published May 1st 1993 by University of South Carolina Press
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Jun 27, 2015 rated it did not like it
I cannot recommend this book. It should be called "cataloguing iris murdoch. It is simply a list of the authors books, each with a brief summary. It laughably goes to the length of having seperate entries for a novel and its stage version as a play and again as an opera. For the sake of completeness almost all documents from Iris Murdoch are included even those which only merit one inane paragraph- what is the point? There are extensive footnotes etc and that is a good thing but this is not a sc ...more
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