Postcards from Iris: Gillian Dooley on Iris Murdoch's short but passionate affair with Australia

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Abstract

I never met Iris Murdoch but we go back a long way. In 1996, when I was challenged by my PhD supervisor to choose a third author for my English thesis, concerning a vague question of ethics and narrative technique in Doris Lessing and VS Naipaul, it didn’t take me long to come up with Murdoch.

I had been an avid reader of her novels for 20 years, since a sophisticated slightly older friend recommended A Fairly Honourable Defeat (1970). I read it and was hooked.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)20-21
Number of pages2
JournalThe Australian
Issue numberWeekend Australian Review
Publication statusPublished - 23 Mar 2019

Keywords

  • Iris Murdoch
  • Doris May Lessing
  • English literature
  • Novels
  • Books
  • Philosophers

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