Iris Murdoch

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The Guardian view on Roman Britain: a constantly shifting picture | Editorial
Editorial: New discoveries are constantly reshaping and enriching the story of our past

Editorial

05, Nov, 2021 @6:25 PM

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The Snow Ball by Brigid Brophy review – a swirling, sensual feast
This timely reissue of Brophy’s 1964 masterpiece transports us to a New Year’s Eve masquerade ball full of romance and eroticism

Lucy Scholes

04, Dec, 2020 @12:00 PM

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From Donna Tartt to Irvine Welsh: 10 great novels about friendship
Urban junkies, competitive mothers, adolescent girls caught in the world of Charles Manson ... Lara Feigel picks her 10 favourites

Lara Feigel

04, Jul, 2020 @9:00 AM

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Iris Murdoch at 100: ‘Her books are full of passion and disaster’
Love, sadness, fear, lust, power ... Murdoch’s strange, radical novels seethe with emotion. On her centenary, they are inspiring a new generation of authors

Alex Clark

13, Jul, 2019 @11:01 AM

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Book clinic: what will I love as much as Sally Rooney’s Conversations With Friends?
Sadie Jones recommends novels dealing with infidelity

Sadie Jones

06, Apr, 2019 @5:00 PM

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Letters: Mary Warnock and Jean-Paul Sartre
Bruce Ross-Smith writes: What Mary Warnock had to say on Sartre is still worth revisiting

Bruce Ross-Smith and Andrew Dobson

27, Mar, 2019 @3:54 PM

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Top 10 novels about God
He doesn’t appear very often in fiction, but in these books – by authors ranging from Fyodor Dostoevsky to John Updike – his impact is almighty

Neil Griffiths

06, Dec, 2017 @11:28 AM

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Kingsley Amis was spied on – but he’s in the best literary company
MI5 kept tabs on Amis, who joins Byron, Wordsworth, Orwell and Iris Murdoch as having been suspected of espionage

John Dugdale

01, Dec, 2017 @2:00 PM

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Iris Murdoch’s philosopher was losing his words back in 1983 | Letters
Letters: The hero of The Philosopher’s Pupil deplores his increasing loss of control over language, a problem not at that time apparent to the other characters in the novel

Letters

26, Feb, 2017 @7:56 PM

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Top 10 seaside novels
From Graham Greene to John Banville, many writers have been drawn to the dangerous transformations of stories told on the shore. Not exactly beach reading, these are some of the best

Alison Moore

24, Aug, 2016 @10:13 AM

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Books to give you hope: The Bell by Iris Murdoch
The 1958 tale of lost souls in a lay community has an almost Wodehousian charm – and offers the reader some uplifting lessons in love

Charlotte Jones

11, Aug, 2016 @9:45 AM

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Top 10 depictions of British rain
If April showers are keeping you indoors, English literature from Shakespeare to Hilary Mantel provides a vivid idea of what you’re missing – with no need to get wet

Melissa Harrison

06, Apr, 2016 @11:04 AM

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