“All artists dream of a silence which they must enter, as some creatures return to the sea to spawn.” — 	Iris Murdoch

“All artists dream of a silence which they must enter, as some creatures return to the sea to spawn.” — Iris Murdoch

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Bereavement is a darkness impenetrable to the imagination of the unbereaved. • Irish writer Iris Murdoch (1919-1999)

Bereavement is a darkness impenetrable to the imagination of the unbereaved. • Irish writer Iris Murdoch (1919-1999)

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"People from a planet without flowers would think we must be mad with joy the whole time to have such things about us." Iris Murdoch

"People from a planet without flowers would think we must be mad with joy the whole time to have such things about us." Iris Murdoch

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Iris Murdoch. What an inspired philosophical novelist! She wrote things down that should have been already written down, with an inspired moral sense. She was born in Dublin and her husband and life partner John Bayley at Oxford. They made an irreplicable team. She would elevate discourse to a heavenly routine. Recommended reading: A Year of Birds, The Black Prince, The Sandcastle, The Sea, The Sea.

Iris Murdoch. What an inspired philosophical novelist! She wrote things down that should have been already written down, with an inspired moral sense. She was born in Dublin and her husband and life partner John Bayley at Oxford. They made an irreplicable team. She would elevate discourse to a heavenly routine. Recommended reading: A Year of Birds, The Black Prince, The Sandcastle, The Sea, The Sea.

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Dame Iris Murdoch DBE (15 July 1919 – 8 February 1999) was an Irish-born British author and philosopher, best known for her novels about good and evil, sexual relationships, morality, and the power of the unconscious. Her first published novel, Under the Net, was selected in 1998 as one of Modern Library's 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century..

Dame Iris Murdoch DBE (15 July 1919 – 8 February 1999) was an Irish-born British author and philosopher, best known for her novels about good and evil, sexual relationships, morality, and the power of the unconscious. Her first published novel, Under the Net, was selected in 1998 as one of Modern Library's 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century..

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List of 50 must read books selecting the best book from each year from 1963…

List of 50 must read books selecting the best book from each year from 1963…

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