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

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

Professor Emeritus of English Peter J Conradi, "Iris Murdoch, a Writer at War: Letters and Diaries, 1939-1945"
English | ISBN: 0199756031 | 2011 | 304 pages | PDF | 2 MB

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.