Iris Murdoch as I Knew Her

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Arrow, 2004 - Novelists, English - 275 pages
A brilliant, controversial and insightful biography. 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.

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User Review  - ivanfranko - LibraryThing

Some people are irked by thinking that not enough of Iris Murdoch is revealed in this book. It seems they haven't read the title. Andrew Wilson concentrates on his friendship with Murdoch and John ... Read full review

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User Review  - Eyejaybee - LibraryThing

I ought, perhaps, to express a personal interest in this book. Iris Murdoch was a friend and, intermittently, a colleague of my mother during their respective academic careers at Oxford, and she even ... Read full review

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About the author (2004)

A. N. Wilson was born in 1950 and educated at Rugby and New College, Oxford. A Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, he has held a prominent position in the world of literature and journalism, winning prizes for much of his work. He lives in North London.

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