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The Resource Living on paper : letters from Iris Murdoch 1934-1995, Iris Murdoch ; edited by Avril Horner and Anne Rowe

Living on paper : letters from Iris Murdoch 1934-1995, Iris Murdoch ; edited by Avril Horner and Anne Rowe

Label
Living on paper : letters from Iris Murdoch 1934-1995
Title
Living on paper
Title remainder
letters from Iris Murdoch 1934-1995
Statement of responsibility
Iris Murdoch ; edited by Avril Horner and Anne Rowe
Title variation
Letters from Iris Murdoch 1934-1995
Creator
Contributor
Author
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Here, for the first time, is Iris Murdoch's life in her own words, from her schoolgirl days to her last years. The letters show a great mind at work - we see the young Murdoch struggling with philosophical issues and witness her anguish when a novel won't come together. As well as her sharp sense of humour and irreverence, they also reveal her personal life, the subject of much speculation, in all its complexity: her emotional hunger and her tendency to live on the edge of what was socially acceptable. We see how this fed into her novels' plots and characters, despite her claims that her fiction was not drawn from reality. These letters bring us closer than ever before to Iris Murdoch as a person. They make for an extraordinary and intimate reading experience - she is wonderful company
Biography type
individual biography
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1919-1999
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Murdoch, Iris
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • 1947-
  • 1952-
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  • Horner, Avril
  • Rowe, Anne
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  • Murdoch, Iris
  • Murdoch, Iris
  • Murdoch, Iris
  • Women novelists, English
  • Women novelists, English
Target audience
adult
Label
Living on paper : letters from Iris Murdoch 1934-1995, Iris Murdoch ; edited by Avril Horner and Anne Rowe
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xx, 666 pages, 16 pages of unnumbered plates
Isbn
9780701187057
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a154155
  • (Sirsi) a154155
Label
Living on paper : letters from Iris Murdoch 1934-1995, Iris Murdoch ; edited by Avril Horner and Anne Rowe
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xx, 666 pages, 16 pages of unnumbered plates
Isbn
9780701187057
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Media category
unmediated
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a154155
  • (Sirsi) a154155

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