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Iris Murdoch

These Celebrity Baby Names Might Be Everywhere Soon

Nameberry | Caroline Bologna | Posted 03.21.2017 | Parents

We know that celebrity baby names can impact the popularity charts for years to come. Way before Emily Blunt welcomed baby Hazel, its choice by Julia ...

Why Stephen King is My Favorite Undead Author

Kara Post-Kennedy | Posted 01.04.2017 | Home
Kara Post-Kennedy

Last night, as I crawled into bed with a cup of tea and The Bazaar of Bad Dreams, the latest tome from my #onetruelove Stephen King, I had not only a wonderful sense of anticipation, but also of serenity.

Simone Weil's Selfless Devotion

Peter A. Georgescu | Posted 10.21.2013 | Religion
Peter A. Georgescu

Our quests to achieve our own ultimate potential chart many different routes through the world, and Weil's self-sacrifice was one of the most difficult and inspiring. Is there a way of learning from her example while continuing with the lives we're living now?

Top 10 Books With The Best Dialogue

The Guardian | Frederic Raphael | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

"Dialogue brings a novel to life. It is possible to compose fiction without it, just as Georges Perec was able to write an entire book without using t...

Iris Murdoch Affair Revealed In Newly Released Letters

Telegraph UK | Laura Roberts | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

A secret love affair between the late Dame Iris Murdoch and a former student has been disclosed in a series of letters written by the author....

Iris Murdoch In Letters: Communist Idealism, Political Passions

BBC News | Peter J. Conradi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

In Iris Murdoch: a Writer at War I've collected her wartime letters to two friends and fellow Communist Party (CP)comrades, Frank Thompson and David H...