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A Writer at War : Letters and Diaries of Iris Murdoch 1939-45, Hardback Book

A Writer at War : Letters and Diaries of Iris Murdoch 1939-45 Hardback


These never-before published diaries and letters will be a MUST for every Iris Murdoch fan...These collected writings, never published before, comprise a diary which Iris Murdoch kept in her last summer at Oxford, immediately before the outbreak of the Second World War, and her wartime correspondence with two men: the poet Frank Thomson, murdered in Bulgaria in 1944, and a teacher for the British Council, David Hicks.

They reveal the young writer at her sprightly, original best - as gripped by her own affairs, and those of her friends and peers, as by the great affairs of the world; exuberant when in love, and yet remarkably philosophical even when love goes painfully wrong.

Iris Murdoch: A Writer at War is a treasury of one of the great women writers and thinkers of the 20th century - a fascinating private memoir which sheds new light on a brilliant mind in development, but also a remarkable historical document of life behind the scenes during the Second World War.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Short Books Ltd
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  • Category: Diaries, letters & journals
  • ISBN: 9781906021221

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