Iris Murdoch


I went through a phase of my life where I felt that Iris Murdoch was the first writer who understood what it was like to be someone like me. I wasn't entirely sure who or what I was like, but I was pretty sure I was someone who could have fit in to one of her crowded bizarre proto-mythical plots. I was working through the tangles of intellect, sexuality, charisma, despair, and love, and it was only Murdoch among contemporary authors who seemed to be in tune with my particular phalanx of neuroses. I read through every single one of her novels - the first author whose work I devoured. I have changed and grown and developed a little bit since then, but I still have the deepest respect for the unique magic of Murdoch's work. My favorite Murdoch novels: The Black Prince, The Bell, The Good Apprentice, Henry and Cato, The Sea, The Sea.

>>By Yooperprof   (Saturday, 25 Jan 2003 12:57)

yesterday I saw film about this writer, it was incredible, i think today I'll take on of 26 books, of Iris

>>By megejaz   (Friday, 25 Apr 2003 10:00)

I just finished my first Murdoch book, The Good Apprentice, and I feel an incredible urge to discuss it with someone, ANYONE. I often had to put my life on hold to finish this book. I hated to put it down. It's been a long time since the thoughts of a book influenced me so.

>>By TheWayfarer   (Tuesday, 7 Oct 2003 03:56)

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