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Iris Murdoch (1919–1999)

Autore di Il mare, il mare

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Iris Murdoch was one of the twentieth century's most prominent novelists, winner of the Booker Prize for The Sea. She died in 1999. (Publisher Provided) Iris Murdoch was born in Dublin, Ireland on July 15, 1919. She was educated at Badminton School in Bristol and Oxford University, where she read mostra altro classics, ancient history, and philosophy. After several government jobs, she returned to academic life, studying philosophy at Newnham College, Cambridge. In 1948, she became a fellow and tutor at St. Anne's College, Oxford. She also taught at the Royal College of Art in London. A professional philosopher, she began writing novels as a hobby, but quickly established herself as a genuine literary talent. She wrote over 25 novels during her lifetime including Under the Net, A Severed Head, The Unicorn, and Of the Nice and the Good. She won several awards including the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for The Black Prince in 1973 and the Booker Prize for The Sea, The Sea in 1978. She died on February 8, 1999 at the age of 79. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra meno
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Opere di Iris Murdoch

Il mare, il mare (1978) 3,583 copie
Sotto la rete (1954) 2,139 copie
La campana (1958) 2,037 copie
Una testa tagliata: [romanzo] (1961) 1,540 copie
The Black Prince (1973) 1,501 copie
The Unicorn (1963) 941 copie
I belli e i buoni: romanzo (1968) 900 copie
A Fairly Honourable Defeat (1970) 825 copie
The Green Knight (1993) 811 copie
Il libro e la fratellanza (1987) 728 copie
L' apprendista (1985) 710 copie
The Sandcastle (1957) 697 copie
The Philosopher's Pupil (1983) 648 copie
A Word Child (1975) 631 copie
Il rosso e il verde (1965) 539 copie
The Sovereignty of Good (1970) 539 copie
Nuns and Soldiers (1980) 531 copie
Bruno's Dream (1969) 523 copie
An Unofficial Rose (1962) 490 copie
The Message to the Planet (1989) 486 copie
Henry and Cato (1976) 475 copie
Jackson's Dilemma (1995) 469 copie
Un uomo accidentale (1971) 466 copie
Something Special: A Story (1957) 161 copie
A year of birds : poems (1978) 8 copie
O Sino 4 copie
Unicórnio 1 copia
Henry e Cato 1 copia
İTALYAN KIZI 1 copia
Hver tar sin 1 copia
Çan 1 copia

Opere correlate

The Penguin Book of Irish Fiction (1999) — Collaboratore — 152 copie
Virtue Ethics (1997) — Collaboratore — 130 copie
Granta 111: Going Back (2010) — Collaboratore — 113 copie
Iris Murdoch, Philosopher (2011) — Collaboratore — 12 copie
Plato on Art and Beauty (Philosophers in Depth) (2012) — Collaboratore — 4 copie
Plays of the Sixties, Volume 2 (1967) — Collaboratore — 3 copie
O'r pedwar gwynt, Gaeaf 2019 (2019) — Collaboratore — 1 copia

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Informazioni generali

Nome legale
Murdoch, Jean Iris
Altri nomi
Murdoch, Jean Iris
Data di nascita
1919-07-15
Data di morte
1999-02-08
Luogo di sepoltura
Ashes scattered in the garden of Oxford Crematorium
Sesso
female
Nazionalità
Ierland
Luogo di nascita
Dublin, Ireland
Luogo di morte
Oxfordshire, England, UK
Causa della morte
Alzheimer's disease
Luogo di residenza
Dublin, Ierland
Oxford, Engeland
Istruzione
Somerville College, Oxford
Attività lavorative
novelist
philosopher
Relazioni
Bayley, John (husband)
Organizzazioni
American Academy of Arts and Letters (Foreign Honorary, Literature | 1975)
American Academy of Arts and Sciences (Foreign Honorary Member | 1982)
St Anne's College, Oxford University
Premi e riconoscimenti
Booker Prize (1978)
Agente
Ed Victor
Breve biografia
Iris Murdoch was born in Dublin, Ireland, the only child of an Anglo-Irish family. When she was a baby, the family moved to London, where her father worked as a civil servant. She attended the Badminton School as a boarder from 1932 to 1938. In 1938, she enrolled at Oxford University, where she read Classics. She graduated with a First Class Honors degree in 1942 and got a job with the Treasury. In 1944, she joined the United Nations Relief and Rehabilitation Administration (UNRRA), working in Brussels, Innsbruck, and Graz for two years. She then returned to her studies and became a postgraduate at Cambridge University. In 1948, she became a fellow of St Anne's College, Oxford, where she taught philosophy until 1963. In 1956, she married John Bayley, a literary critic, novelist, and English professor at Oxford. She published her debut novel, Under the Net, in 1954 and went on to produce 25 more novels and additional acclaimed works of philosophy, poetry and drama. She was elected a Foreign Honorary Member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in 1982, and named a Dame Commander of Order of the British Empire in 1987. She was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease in 1997 and died two years later.

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Discussioni

Group Read, June 2022: The Sea, the Sea in 1001 Books to read before you die (Luglio 2022)
Group Read, July 2018: Under The Net in 1001 Books to read before you die (Luglio 2018)
The Bell in Iris Murdoch readers (Febbraio 2018)
Musing on Murdoch in General in Iris Murdoch readers (Ottobre 2017)
The Nice and the Good in Iris Murdoch readers (Febbraio 2017)
The Italian Girl in Iris Murdoch readers (Novembre 2015)
The Sea, the Sea in Iris Murdoch readers (Settembre 2015)
The Sandcastle in Iris Murdoch readers (Gennaio 2015)
The Green Knight in Iris Murdoch readers (Mag 2014)
The Unicorn in Iris Murdoch readers (Febbraio 2014)
***Group Read, October 2013: The Bell by Iris Murdoch in 1001 Books to read before you die (Ottobre 2013)
The Book and the Brotherhood in Iris Murdoch readers (Ottobre 2013)
A Severed Head in Iris Murdoch readers (Mag 2013)
The Black Prince in Iris Murdoch readers (Mag 2013)
The Philosopher's Pupil in Iris Murdoch readers (Aprile 2013)
The Good Apprentice in Iris Murdoch readers (Marzo 2013)
Something Special in Iris Murdoch readers (Marzo 2013)
Henry and Cato in Iris Murdoch readers (Febbraio 2013)
A Word Child in Iris Murdoch readers (Febbraio 2013)
Bruno's Dream in Iris Murdoch readers (Febbraio 2013)
An Unofficial Rose in Iris Murdoch readers (Febbraio 2013)
Henry Cato in Iris Murdoch readers (Gennaio 2013)
Murdoch & Mayhem in 75 Books Challenge for 2012 (Dicembre 2012)

Recensioni

Prudente, dimesso, un po' misogino e moralista, Edmund torna in famiglia per i funerali della madre, una donna dispotica che aveva sempre dominato quanti le stavano attorno. Edmund dovrebbe fermarsi poche ore e ripartire, ma una serie di eventi imprevedibili lo costringe a fermarsi: non ultimo, il desiderio di mettere ordine nella vita dei parenti. Suo fratello Otto, sensuale, violento e pasticcione, ha una relazione con una ragazza stravagante, il cui fratello, a sua volta, sventato e corrotto com'è, spadroneggia nella vita sentimentale della moglie e della figlia di Otto, che entrambe se lo contendono. L 'unico punto fermo in questa ragnatela di rapporti ambigui e morbosi sembra essere la cameriera, una ragazza italiana, Maggie. In lei Edmund - dopo alcuni drammatici colpi di scena - finirà per trovare «la porta cui non avevamo bussato, eppure si apre» , di cui parla Proust. Maestra dell'indagine psicologica (si veda con quanto acume dipinge i guasti dell'inibizione sessuale e dell'ipocrisia) Iris Murdoch muove con mano esperta la calibratissima macchina dell'intrigo. «Questo romanzo - ha scritto Giorgio Manganelli -è un bell'esempio della straordinaria agevolezza con cui la scrittrice inglese sa tradurre lo scatto di un'aspra e maliziosa intelligenza in un astratto disegno di velocissimi accadimenti».… (altro)
 
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Statistiche

Opere
86
Opere correlate
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Utenti
26,219
Popolarità
#799
Voto
½ 3.7
Recensioni
565
ISBN
692
Lingue
26
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