Iris Murdoch, A Writer at War: Letters and Diaries, 1939-1945 by Peter J. Conradi

Iris Murdoch, A Writer at War: Letters and Diaries, 1939-1945

EditorPeter J. Conradi

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These never before published writings comprise Iris Murdoch's passionate wartime correspondence with two early intimates: the poet Frank Thompson, brother of the historian E.P. Thompson, who was killed in 1944, and David Hicks, with whom she had a dramatic affair, engagement, and breakup. Italso includes the journal that Murdoch kept as a touring actress during August of 1939. The selection sheds new light on a brilliant young mind ("sharp and polished as a sword" as Frances Wilson describes it), while painting a vivid picture of life during the Second World War.

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Peter J. Conradi is the author of the critically acclaimed biography Iris Murdoch: A Life and, more recently, Going Buddhist and At the Bright Hem of God: Radnorshire Pastoral.
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Title:Iris Murdoch, A Writer at War: Letters and Diaries, 1939-1945Format:HardcoverDimensions:304 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.98 inPublished:April 6, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199756031

ISBN - 13:9780199756032

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Table of Contents

General Introduction and Cast-listsCountdown to a WarIntroductionThe Magpie Players - 1939Writing Tpo Frank ThompsonIntroductionFrank - 1940-44Writing to David HicksIntroductionDavid - 1938-46Postscript