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kspenmoll
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#Brainpickings #MariaPopova #IrisMurdoch #LiteraryWritingasArt #StorytellingLanguageandTransformation

https://mailchi.mp/brainpickings/iris-murdoch-oliver-sacks?e=f0bd056ccf

Maria Popova, thoughtful and reflective as always, writes of Iris Murdoch‘s ideas about the connection between literature and art. Have not read Murdoch in ages!

Suet624 I haven‘t read her in a long time! 2y
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oonaghmoon
A Severed Head | Iris Murdoch
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I read A Severed Head by Iris Murdoch last autumn. The November gloom and chilly intellectualism of this book fits perfectly with that season, so I might read it again when the leaves fall 🍂
#litsyreads #irismurdoch #aseveredhead

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oonaghmoon
A Severed Head | Iris Murdoch
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July brings flowers, poetic summer gloom and long evenings with a pile of books. What are you reading this month?

#litsy #summerreads #irismurdoch #literaryfiction

Chrissyreadit I‘m reading quick and easy right now due to Summer classes but I hope to read Lonesome Dove this Summer. 2y
oonaghmoon @Chrissyreadit I have a lot of quick reads too! Good luck with your classes ☺ 2y
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catebutler
The Black Prince | Iris Murdoch
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This month I‘m reading my first Iris Murdoch novel, ‘The Black Prince‘. Murdoch wrote nearly a book every 18 months over four decades. In her writing she took on the most profound moral questions. The battle between good & evil, the possibility of faith & the death of God, the delightful & also destructive urges of erotic desire, intellectual obsession, & ultimately artistic creativity. Quite the literary feat!

#irismurdoch #theblackprince

BarbaraBB Loved this book 💜 2y
catebutler @BarbaraBB I can see why! I‘m thoroughly enjoying it so far. 😊 2y
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Eyejaybee
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Mehso-so

Oh dear. After a promising start, this proved a bit of a disappointment. There were some hallmarks of classic Murdoch: intellectuals stricken with doubt and emotionally dislocated young women, but somehow it never really worked, and all too often it was simply downright unpleasant. See my Goodreads review at: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/1272539.The_Time_of_the_Angels. #irismurdoch #thetimeoftheangels #philosophy #modernliterature #fiction

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Eyejaybee
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Eyejaybee
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Easing into another weekend on The Hill with a classy book (and even classier bookmark 😄). Somehow I don‘t seem to have read this one yet. I thought I had read all her novels #irismurdoch #thetimeoftheangels #muswellhill #n10 #muswellhillbilly #cotebrasseriemuswellhill #book #books #currentlyreading #surestart #booksamdcoffee #coffeeandbooks #caffeine #caffeineaddict #wakeupandsmellthecoffee #wakeupandsmellthecoffin #muswellhillsaturday #bookmark

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Eyejaybee
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Eyejaybee
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Pickpick

A marvellous and thoughtful novel from one of the great philosophical writers of the twentieth century. Read my Goodreads review at: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/12747.The_Book_and_the_Brotherhood. #irismurdoch #thebookandthebrotherhood #fiction #politics #contemporaryfiction #philosophy #modernliterature #britishfiction #britishliterature

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