Under the Net was Iris Murdoch’s first novel published in 1954 and is one of Time Magazine’s 100 best novels of all time. Much is made of Murdoch’s philosophy background and how she married it with her fiction writing. And while I do find this present it doesn’t make the story any more or less […]
Here’s a weekend quote to journal/write about: “In almost every marriage there is a selfish and an unselfish partner. A pattern is set up and soon becomes inflexible, of one person always making the demands and one person always giving way.” ~ Iris Murdoch
Literary fiction has always been laced with moral philosophy. The intent of the authors is to leave readers thinking long after the final paged has been turned or in some cases teach the reader the author’s philosophical ideal.
“As wise as serpents, as harmless as doves.” Iris Murdoch’s The Bell is her fourth of twenty-six published novels. It was released in 1958 but takes place in England in the late forties. This is my second Murdoch novel and I found it flows and is much more vivid in detail than her first book, […]
“If one doesn’t have words, how does one think?” Iris Murdoch (1919 – 1999) was a prolific author and philosopher having written twenty-seven works of fiction, five philosophical books, six plays and two books of poetry. Her novel, The Sea, the Sea, won the 1978 Booker Prize. The film, Iris, is based on two of […]