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“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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"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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One of the secrets to a happy life is continuous small treats by Iris Murdoch. Art by Mary Engelbreit

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The 50 Books Everyone Needs to Read, 1963-2013

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

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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