“All artists dream of a silence which they must enter, as some creatures return to the sea to spawn.” — 	Iris Murdoch

“All artists dream of a silence which they must enter, as some creatures return to the sea to spawn.” — Iris Murdoch

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Bereavement is a darkness impenetrable to the imagination of the unbereaved. • Irish writer Iris Murdoch (1919-1999)

Bereavement is a darkness impenetrable to the imagination of the unbereaved. • Irish writer Iris Murdoch (1919-1999)

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"People from a planet without flowers would think we must be mad with joy the whole time to have such things about us." Iris Murdoch

"People from a planet without flowers would think we must be mad with joy the whole time to have such things about us." Iris Murdoch

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Iris Murdoch, 1967

Iris Murdoch, 1967

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Iris Murdoch. What an inspired philosophical novelist! She wrote things down that should have been already written down, with an inspired moral sense. She was born in Dublin and her husband and life partner John Bayley at Oxford. They made an irreplicable team. She would elevate discourse to a heavenly routine. Recommended reading: A Year of Birds, The Black Prince, The Sandcastle, The Sea, The Sea.

Iris Murdoch. What an inspired philosophical novelist! She wrote things down that should have been already written down, with an inspired moral sense. She was born in Dublin and her husband and life partner John Bayley at Oxford. They made an irreplicable team. She would elevate discourse to a heavenly routine. Recommended reading: A Year of Birds, The Black Prince, The Sandcastle, The Sea, The Sea.

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“I think being a woman is like being Irish... Everyone says you're important and nice, but you take second place all the time.” Iris Murdoch

“I think being a woman is like being Irish... Everyone says you're important and nice, but you take second place all the time.” Iris Murdoch

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Iris Murdoch on the Fluidity of Gender and Sexuality: Her Intensely Beautiful Love Letters to Brigid Brophy

Iris Murdoch on the Fluidity of Gender and Sexuality: Her Intensely Beautiful Love Letters to Brigid Brophy

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