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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
Creator
Contributor
Author
Editor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Iris Murdoch was an acclaimed novelist and groundbreaking philosopher whose life reflected her unconventional beliefs and values. But what has been missing from biographical accounts has been Murdoch's own voice--her life in her own words. Living on Paper--the first major collection of Murdoch's most compelling and interesting personal letters--gives, for the first time, a rounded self-portrait of one of the twentieth century's greatest writers and thinkers. With more than 760 letters, fewer than forty of which have been published before, the book provides a unique chronicle of Murdoch's life from her days as a schoolgirl to her last years. The result is the most important book about Murdoch in more than a decade. The letters show a great mind at work--struggling with philosophical problems, trying to bring a difficult novel together, exploring spirituality, and responding pointedly to world events. They also reveal her personal life, the subject of much speculation, in all its complexity, especially in letters to lovers or close friends, such as the writers Brigid Brophy, Elias Canetti, and Raymond Queneau, philosophers Michael Oakeshott and Philippa Foot, and mathematician Georg Kreisel. We witness Murdoch's emotional hunger, her tendency to live on the edge of what was socially acceptable, and her irreverence and sharp sense of humor. We also learn how her private life fed into the plots and characters of her novels, despite her claims that they were not drawn from reality. Direct and intimate, these letters bring us closer than ever before to Iris Murdoch as a person, making for an extraordinary reading experience
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Cataloging source
N$T
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Murdoch, Iris
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Language note
In English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1952-
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  • Horner, Avril
  • Rowe, Anne
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  • Murdoch, Iris
  • Murdoch, Iris
  • Women authors, English
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • LITERARY COLLECTIONS
  • Literary studies: from c 1900
  • Diaries, letters & journals
  • Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers
  • Women authors, English
Label
Living on paper : letters from Iris Murdoch 1934-1995, Iris Murdoch ; edited by Avril Horner and Anne Rowe
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • PART FIVE: The RCA Years: January 1963 to November 1967
  • PART SIX: Woman of Letters: January 1968 to December 1978
  • PART SEVEN: Dame Iris: January 1979 to December 1989
  • PART EIGHT: Last Letters: February 1990 to September 1995
  • Directory of Names and Terms
  • Murdoch's Novels and Their Dedicatees
  • Sources of Letters
  • Abbreviations
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgements
  • Frontmatter
  • Index
  • CONTENTS
  • List of Illustrations
  • Introduction
  • PART ONE: Schoolgirl and Student: August 1934 to December 1941
  • PART TWO: Work and War: July 1942 to October 1947
  • PART THREE: Academic and Author: October 1947 to September 1954
  • PART FOUR: Decisions: February 1955 to December 1962
Control code
ocn930781741
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 666 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400880300
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.1515/9781400880300
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 876276
  • 65730236-62cb-4501-b46e-add5d03bf0a7
  • 22573/ctv3f9zd8
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)930781741
Label
Living on paper : letters from Iris Murdoch 1934-1995, Iris Murdoch ; edited by Avril Horner and Anne Rowe
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • PART FIVE: The RCA Years: January 1963 to November 1967
  • PART SIX: Woman of Letters: January 1968 to December 1978
  • PART SEVEN: Dame Iris: January 1979 to December 1989
  • PART EIGHT: Last Letters: February 1990 to September 1995
  • Directory of Names and Terms
  • Murdoch's Novels and Their Dedicatees
  • Sources of Letters
  • Abbreviations
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgements
  • Frontmatter
  • Index
  • CONTENTS
  • List of Illustrations
  • Introduction
  • PART ONE: Schoolgirl and Student: August 1934 to December 1941
  • PART TWO: Work and War: July 1942 to October 1947
  • PART THREE: Academic and Author: October 1947 to September 1954
  • PART FOUR: Decisions: February 1955 to December 1962
Control code
ocn930781741
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 666 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400880300
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
10.1515/9781400880300
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 876276
  • 65730236-62cb-4501-b46e-add5d03bf0a7
  • 22573/ctv3f9zd8
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)930781741

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