The Resource Iris Murdoch : a life, Peter J. Conradi

Iris Murdoch : a life, Peter J. Conradi

Label
Iris Murdoch : a life
Title
Iris Murdoch
Title remainder
a life
Statement of responsibility
Peter J. Conradi
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Iris Murdoch's life - like her books - was full of extraordinary passions and profound relationships with some of the most inspiring and influential thinkers, artists, writers and poets of her time. During the war she pondered Aldous Huxley's doctrine that, for a writer, 'it is not what one has experienced but what one does with what one has experienced that matters, ' and she later wrote that the person who might help her better herself 'must not distinguish between me and my work'. She was sometimes portrayed as a bourgeois grandee living an unworldly, detached intellectual life, inventing a fantastical alternative world for compensation; but much that was thought to be romance in her work turns out to be reality. 'Real life is so much odder than any book, ' she wrote to a friend, and her life was as exciting and improbable as her fiction. Her novels are not just stylised comedies of manners with artificial complications, but reflect passionately lived experience, albeit wonderfully transmuted. Peter Conradi's biography returns the reader to her best work, through a quest for the living flesh-and-blood creature: the Irishwoman, the Communist-bohemian, the Treasury civil servant, the worker in Austrian refugee-camps, the RCA lecturer during the 1960s, the lifelong devotee of friendship conducted at a distancce and by letter, and the Buddhist-Christian mystic. It balances the formative years before the creative confusion of youth gave way to a greater stability, with an account of her maturity."--Jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1945-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Conradi, Peter J.
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PR6063.U7
LC item number
Z629 2001
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Murdoch, Iris
  • Murdoch, Iris
  • Murdoch, Iris
  • Murdoch, Iris
  • Novelists, English
  • Philosophers
  • Romanciers anglais
  • Philosophes
  • Novelists, English
  • Philosophers
  • Biographie
  • Great Britain
Label
Iris Murdoch : a life, Peter J. Conradi
Link
https://archive.org/details/irismurdochlife00conr
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : HaprerCollins Publishers, 2001
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 661-676) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Storm and Stress: 1944-1956
  • A Madcap Tale: 1944-1946
  • Displaced Persons: 1946-1947
  • Cambridge: 1947-1948
  • St Anne's: 1948-1952
  • Franz Baermann Steiner: 1951-1952
  • Conversations with a Prince: 1952-1956
  • An Ideal Co-Child: 1953-1956
  • Fairy-Tale Princess: 1919-1944
  • 'You ask how Irish she is?': 1616-1925
  • No Mean City: 1925-1932
  • The Clean-Cut Rational World: 1932-1938
  • A Very Grand Finale: 1938-1939
  • Madonna Bolshevicka: 1939-1942
  • This Love Business: 1942-1943
  • A la Guerre, comme a la Guerre: 1943-1944
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
xxix, 706 pages, [32] pages of plates
Isbn
9780393048759
Lccn
2001032972
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)46936252
  • (OCoLC)ocm46936252
Label
Iris Murdoch : a life, Peter J. Conradi
Link
https://archive.org/details/irismurdochlife00conr
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : HaprerCollins Publishers, 2001
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 661-676) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Storm and Stress: 1944-1956
  • A Madcap Tale: 1944-1946
  • Displaced Persons: 1946-1947
  • Cambridge: 1947-1948
  • St Anne's: 1948-1952
  • Franz Baermann Steiner: 1951-1952
  • Conversations with a Prince: 1952-1956
  • An Ideal Co-Child: 1953-1956
  • Fairy-Tale Princess: 1919-1944
  • 'You ask how Irish she is?': 1616-1925
  • No Mean City: 1925-1932
  • The Clean-Cut Rational World: 1932-1938
  • A Very Grand Finale: 1938-1939
  • Madonna Bolshevicka: 1939-1942
  • This Love Business: 1942-1943
  • A la Guerre, comme a la Guerre: 1943-1944
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st American ed.
Extent
xxix, 706 pages, [32] pages of plates
Isbn
9780393048759
Lccn
2001032972
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)46936252
  • (OCoLC)ocm46936252

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