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Iris Murdoch

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 | Books

"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 | Books

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. ...

1970 Booker Prize: Lost Prize For Top Novel To Be Awarded At Last

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

LONDON — More than three decades after Iris Murdoch won her Booker prize, she has a chance to win the Lost Man Booker Prize. The late author, w...

Iris Murdoch In Letters: Communist Idealism, Political Passions

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

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...