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Iris Murdoch as I knew her / A.N. Wilson.

By: Wilson, A. N.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookPublisher: London : Hutchinson, 2003Description: x, 275 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm.Content type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 0091742463.Subject(s): Murdoch, Iris | Murdoch, Iris, 1919-1999 | Murdoch, Iris, 1919- | Murdoch, Iris Dame 1919-1999 | Women novelists, English -- 20th century -- Biography | Philosophers -- Great Britain -- Biography | Authors, English -- 20th century -- Biography | Novelists, English -- 20th century -- BiographyDDC classification: 92 MUR Review: "Fifteen years ago, Iris Murdoch asked A. N. Wilson to be her biographer. This book is a tribute to the novelist he knew for thirty years. This is not Iris Murdoch the Alzheimer's patient, but Iris Murdoch the witty conversationalist, the emotional chaotic and, above all, the writer. Both sad and farcical, this completely personal attempt to set the record straight gives us back the fiercely intelligent novelist and professional philosopher, and will cause amusement as it ruffles feathers."--BOOK JACKET.
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A.N. Wilson had John Bayley as his tutor at Oxford, which is where he met Iris Murdoch. He remained a close friend of them both throughout her life and it was at Iris's pleading in 1988 that he agreed to write her biography. cinematic portrayal of Iris as a victim of Alzheimer's disease. Instead, he gives us back the fiercely intelligent novelist and philosopher, and shows us a relationship that was deeply loving yet profoundly eccentric and most uncoventional for its day.

Includes index.

"Fifteen years ago, Iris Murdoch asked A. N. Wilson to be her biographer. This book is a tribute to the novelist he knew for thirty years. This is not Iris Murdoch the Alzheimer's patient, but Iris Murdoch the witty conversationalist, the emotional chaotic and, above all, the writer. Both sad and farcical, this completely personal attempt to set the record straight gives us back the fiercely intelligent novelist and professional philosopher, and will cause amusement as it ruffles feathers."--BOOK JACKET.

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