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Living on Paper

(2015)
Letters from Iris Murdoch 1934-1995
An anthology of stories edited by

 
 
EDITED BY AVRIL HORNER AND ANNE ROWE

'Destroy this and all letters. And keep your mouth shut'

This collection of Iris Murdoch's most interesting and revealing letters gives us a living portrait of one of the twentieth century's greatest writers and thinkers. The letters show a great mind at work - we see the young Murdoch grappling with philosophical questions, as well as feeling her anguish when a novel obstinately refuses to come together.

They uncover Murdoch's famed personal life, the subject of much speculation, in all its intriguing complexity, and her penchant for living beyond the bounds of social acceptability. We also begin to see the 'real life material' that fed into her fiction, despite her claims that her fiction never drew on reality. Above all we see the accumulation of life - intimate, irreverent, fiercely engaged with the world - in this extraordinary collection of letters.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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January 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: Living on Paper: Letters from Iris Murdoch, 1934-1995
Author(s): Iris Murdoch
ISBN: 0-691-17056-8 / 978-0-691-17056-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Princeton University Press
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Title: Living on Paper: Letters from Iris Murdoch 1934-1995
Author(s): Iris Murdoch
ISBN: 0-7011-8705-0 / 978-0-7011-8705-7 (UK edition)
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May 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: Living on Paper: Letters from Iris Murdoch, 1934-1995
Author(s): Iris Murdoch
ISBN: 0-691-18092-X / 978-0-691-18092-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Princeton University Press
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November 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: Living on Paper: Letters from Iris Murdoch 1934-1995
Author(s): Iris Murdoch
ISBN: 0-09-957015-7 / 978-0-09-957015-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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January 2016 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Living on Paper: Letters from Iris Murdoch, 1934-1995
Author(s): Iris Murdoch
Publisher: Princeton University Press
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November 2015 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Living on Paper: Letters from Iris Murdoch 1934-1995
Author(s): Iris Murdoch
Publisher: Vintage Digital
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