Iris Murdoch : The Retrospective Fiction, Paperback / softback Book

Iris Murdoch : The Retrospective Fiction Paperback / softback


Iris Murdoch: The Retrospective Fiction traces the preoccupation in Murdoch's fiction with the way the past makes its mark upon us, haunting us and eluding our attempts to grasp it.

This argument was given an extra resonance by the death of Murdoch after Alzheimer's disease in 1999, when the book was first published - a curious blurring of life and work typical of the posthumous reassessment of Murdoch.

This new edition includes detailed readings of novels not discussed in the original ( The Bell, The Sacred and Profane Love Machine , and The Philosopher's Pupil ) and includes a new preface, an updated bibliography and three new chapters covering Murdoch's most important and popular novels, considering in more depth her relationship with the dominant literary and intellectual currents of her time.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 201 pages, XVIII, 201 p.
  • Publisher: Palgrave USA
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  • Category: Literary studies: from c 1900 -
  • ISBN: 9781403916655

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