Iris Murdoch, a Writer at War: The Letters and Diaries of Iris Murdoch: 1939-1945.

Conradi, Peter J (ed.).

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These are the passionate letters she wrote during the war to Frank Thompson (the poet) and David Hicks her lover and, for a time, fiancé. This book also includes the journal she kept as a touring actress during the summer of 1939, one of the 'Magpie Players.' The remarkable thing about Murdoch '…was the freedom with which she shared her body…there was nothing simplified about Murdoch's sex life…' From OUP.

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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. It also 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.

Book Details

Author Conradi, Peter J (ed.).
Format 304
Publisher Oxford University Press Australia
Imprint OUP Australia and New Zealand
Number of Pages 304
Illustrations illustrations
Catalogue Mar15
Catalogue book number 261