Iris Murdoch: Texts And Contexts by A. RoweIris Murdoch: Texts And Contexts by A. Rowe

Iris Murdoch: Texts And Contexts

byA. RoweEditorAvril Horner

Hardcover | July 30, 2012

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Using unpublished archive material, including correspondence and the many annotations Murdoch made to the books held in her Oxford library, this book offers fresh insights into Murdoch's work by placing it within a diversity of new contexts. It also reveals startling parallels between Murdoch's work and other literary and philosophical texts.
DON CUPITT Emeritus Professor, University of Cambridge, UK PAUL S. FIDDES Professor of Systematic Theology, University of Oxford, UK MARK LUPRECHT Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies, University of Tennessee, USA TONY MILLIGAN Teaching Fellow, University of Aberdeen, UK ELAINE MORLEY Associate Lecturer, University of Kent, ...
Title:Iris Murdoch: Texts And ContextsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:258 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.63 inPublished:July 30, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0230348289

ISBN - 13:9780230348288

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Table of Contents

Introduction; A.Rowe & A.Horner PART I: THEOLOGICAL AND VISIONARY CONTEXTS Iris Murdoch: A Case of Star-Friendship; D.Cupitt The Visionary Aspects of Iris Murdoch's Philosophy; H.Widdows PART II: POLITICS AND CULTURAL CONTEXTS Iris Murdoch and the Two Cultures: Science, Philosophy and the Novel; P.Waugh Iris Murdoch, Ian McEwan and the Place of the Political in Contemporary Fiction; A.Rowe & S.Upstone PART III: THE DERRIDEAN CONTEXT Murdoch and Derrida: Holding Hands Under the Table; T.Milligan Murdoch, Derrida and The Black Prince; P.Fiddes Minding the Gap: Mourning in the Work of Murdoch and Derrida; P.Osborn PART IV: CONTEXTS OF POWER Iris Murdoch and Theodor Reik: Sado Masochism in The Black Prince; M.Luprecht Iris Murdoch and Elias Canetti: Towards a Reassessment; E.Morley PART V: LITERARY CONTEXTS The 'wondrous necessary man': Canetti, The Unicorn and The Changeling; A.Horner A Post-Christian concept of Martyrdom and the Murdochian Chorus: The One Alone and T.S.Eliot's Murder in the Cathedral; F.White Language, Memory and Loss: Kristevan Psychoanalytical Perspectives on Intertextual Connections in the Work of Iris Murdoch and John Banville; W.Vaizey PART VI: BIOGRAPHICAL CONTEXTS The Influence of Childhood Reading on the Fiction of Iris Murdoch; J.Skinner Murdoch on Film: 'Re-seeing Reality' in Richard Eyre's Iris (2001); A.Ramon Bibliography Index

Editorial Reviews

"A splendid collection, innovative and enlightening. The essays ably examine Iris Murdoch's work anew or afresh in a wide variety of contexts: biographical, cultural, theological, political, philosophical, psychological, scientific, deconstructionist, cinematic and intertextual. This book is a major contribution to Murdoch studies." - Priscilla Martin, University of Oxford, UK