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Iris Murdoch

British writer and philosopher

1919   -   1999

country of citizenship: Ireland, United Kingdom
educated at: Badminton School, Somerville College, Newnham College
occupation: poet, philosopher, novelist, writer, biographer, professor
award received: Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire, James Tait Black Memorial Prize, Man Booker Prize

Dame Jean Iris Murdoch (; 15 July 1919 – 8 February 1999) was an Irish-born British novelist and philosopher. Murdoch is best known for her novels about good and evil, sexual relationships, morality, and the power of the unconscious. Her first published novel, Under the Net, was selected in 1998 as one of Modern Library's 100 best English-language novels of the 20th century. In 1987, she was made a Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire. Her books include The Bell (1958), A Severed Head (1961), The Red and the Green (1965), The Nice and the Good (1968), The Black Prince (1973), Henry and Cato (1976), The Sea, the Sea (1978, Booker Prize), The Philosopher's Pupil (1983), The Good Apprentice (1985), The Book and the Brotherhood (1987), The Message to the Planet (1989), and The Green Knight (1993). In 2008, The Times ranked Murdoch twelfth on a list of "The 50 greatest British writers since 1945".
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The Italian Girl

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author: Iris Murdoch

1964

The Sea, the Sea

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author: Iris Murdoch

1978

Bruno's Dream

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author: Iris Murdoch

1969

The Good Apprentice

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author: Iris Murdoch

1985

A Fairly Honourable Defeat

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author: Iris Murdoch

1970

A Severed Head

1961 novel by Iris Murdoch

author: Iris Murdoch

1961

A Word Child

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author: Iris Murdoch

1975

Jackson's Dilemma

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author: Iris Murdoch

1995

Nuns and Soldiers

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author: Iris Murdoch

1980

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