Listening to Iris Murdoch: Music, Sounds, and Silences

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Explores sound and silence in the novels of Iris Murdoch.
Opens a new sub-field in Murdoch studies, in line with the emerging field of Word and Music Studies.
Uses close readings of selected novels to explore ways Murdoch deploys music, sounds, and silence in her fiction.
Original languageEnglish
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages241
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-031-00860-3
ISBN (Print)978-3-031-00859-7
Publication statusPublished - 2022

Publication series

NameIris Murdoch Today
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
ISSN (Print)2731-331X
ISSN (Electronic)2731-3328


  • Iris Murdoch
  • Music in fiction
  • sound effects in fiction
  • poetics
  • silence in literature
  • aesthetics
  • literary world-sounds


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