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The Saint and the Artist free pdf Iris Murdoch, who died in 1999, was the author of 26 novels, including "The Bell", "A Fairly Honourable Defeat", "The Black Prince" and the Booker Prize-winning "The Sea, The Sea". In "The Saint and the Artist", this critical examination of Murdoch's work by a British critic, Peter Conradi, who knew her well, traces the way in which the zest and buoyant high spirits of her early novels gave way to a more deeply and darkly comic achievement in the novels of the 1970s, and in some from the last period. He suggests how her own life, wonderfully transmuted into high art, provided the raw material for her novels, and argues that they should be read as serious entertainments and as important fictions in the Anglo-Russian tradition, and not as disguised philosophy.

About Peter Conradi

Peter Conradi is an Honorary Research Fellow at University College London. His previous publications include studies of the work of John Fowles, Dostoevsky and Angus Wilson. He edited Iris Murdoch's Existentialists and Mystics: Writings on Literature and Philosophy (1997).

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Author : Peter Conradi
Publisher : HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
Data Published : 01 October 2001
ISBN : 0007120192
EAN : 9780007120192
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 422 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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