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Old 07-06-2019, 08:42 PM
 
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On the Centennial of Iris Murdoch’s Birth, Remembering a 20th-Century Giant
The intensity of Murdoch’s gaze, boring into you from the dust jackets of her many novels, seemed a promise of the books’ contents. For decades this remarkable writer delivered prickly, sophisticated and somewhat unearthly fiction about good and evil and sex and morality. She trailed a large, large muse. She deftly moved her ideas about, positioning them like the slabs used to build Stonehenge.
This year is the centennial of Murdoch’s birth. It’s also been 20 years since her death at age 79. Distressingly, her posthumous reputation is in semi-shambles.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/06/25/b...sultPosition=1
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