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Iris Murdoch

Novelist (15-Jul-1919 — 8-Feb-1999)


Maria Antonaccio. Picturing the Human: The Moral Thought of Iris Murdoch. Oxford University Press. 2000. 244pp.

Maria Antonaccio; William Schweiker (editors). Iris Murdoch and the Search for Human Goodness. University of Chicago Press. 1996. 266pp.

Guy Backus. Iris Murdoch: The Novelist as Philosopher, the Philosopher as Novelist: "The Unicorn" as a Philosophical Novel. Peter Lang. 1986. 350pp.

John Bayley. Elegy for Iris. Macmillan. 2000. 275pp.

Kate Begnal. Iris Murdoch: A Reference Guide. G. K. Hall. 1987. 198pp.

Cheryl K. Bove. Understanding Iris Murdoch. University of South Carolina Press. 1993. 216pp.

A. S. Byatt. Degrees of Freedom: The Novels of Iris Murdoch. London: Chatto & Windus. 1965. 224pp.

Peter Conradi. Iris Murdoch: A Life. HarperCollins. 2001. 706pp.

Peter J. Conradi. Iris Murdoch: The Saint and the Artist. Macmillan. 1989. 344pp.

Elizabeth Dipple. Iris Murdoch: Work for the Spirit. University of Chicago Press. 1982. 356pp.

Gillian Dooley (editor). From a Tiny Corner in the House of Fiction: Conversations with Iris Murdoch. University of South Carolina Press. 2003. 267pp.

Lisa M. Fiander. Everyday Magic: Fairy Tales and the Fiction of Iris Murdoch, Margaret Drabble, and A. S. Byatt. Peter Lang. 2004. 192pp.

John Fletcher; Cheryl Browning Bove. Iris Murdoch: A Descriptive Primary and Annotated Secondary Bibliography. Garland. 1994. 915pp.

Donna Lorine Gerstenberger. Iris Murdoch. Bucknell University Press. 1975. 85pp.

Tammy Grimshaw. Sexuality, Gender, and Power in Iris Murdoch's Fiction. Fairleigh Dickinson University Press. 2005. 261pp.

Angela Hague. Iris Murdoch's Comic Vision. Susquehanna University Press. 1984. 164pp.

Peter S. Hawkins. The Language of Grace: Flannery O'Connor, Walker Percy, and Iris Murdoch. Cambridge, MA: Cowley Publications. 1983. 137pp.

Barbara Stevens Heusel. Patterned Aimlessness: Iris Murdoch's Novels of the 1970s and 1980s. University of Georgia Press. 1995. 306pp.

Barbara Stevens Heusel. Iris Murdoch's Paradoxical Novels: Thirty Years of Critical Reception. Camden House. 2001. 185pp.

Deborah Johnson. Iris Murdoch. Indiana University Press. 1987. 129pp.

Richard C. Kane. Iris Murdoch, Muriel Spark, and John Fowles: Didactic Demons in Modern Fiction. Fairleigh Dickinson University Press. 1988. 170pp.

Bran Nicol. Iris Murdoch: The Retrospective Fiction. Palgrave Macmillan. 1999. 186pp.

Patricia J. O'Connor. To Love the Good: The Moral Philosophy of Iris Murdoch. Peter Lang. 1996. 297pp.

Diana Phillips. Agencies of the Good in the Work of Iris Murdoch. Peter Lang. 1991. 333pp.

Suguna Ramanathan. Iris Murdoch: Figures of Good. St. Martin's Press. 1990. 243pp.

Carol Seiler-Franklin. Boulder-Pushers: Women in the Fiction of Margaret Drabble, Doris Lessing, and Iris Murdoch. Peter Lang. 1979. 249pp.

George Soule. Four British Women Novelists: Anita Brookner, Margaret Drabble, Iris Murdoch, Barbara Pym: An Annotated and Critical Secondary Bibliography. Lanham, MD: Scarecrow Press. 1998. 536pp.

Hilda D. Spear. Iris Murdoch. Macmillan. 1995. 139pp.

Richard Todd. Iris Murdoch: The Shakespearian Interest. Barnes & Noble. 1979. 134pp.

Richard Todd. Iris Murdoch. London and New York: Methuen. 1984. 112pp.

Thomas T. Tominaga; Wilma Schneidermeyer. Iris Murdoch and Muriel Spark: A Bibliography. Scarecrow Press. 1976. 237pp.

Heather Widdows. The Moral Vision of Iris Murdoch. Ashgate Publishing. 2005. 182pp.

A. N. Wilson. Iris Murdoch As I Knew Her. Hutchinson. 2003. 275pp.

Peter Wolfe. The Disciplined Heart: Iris Murdoch and Her Novels. University of Missouri Press. 1966. 220pp.


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  2. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online [link]

  3. Internet Movie Database [link]

  4. Internet Broadway Database [link]

  5. Wikipedia [link]

  6. Library of Congress Name Authority [link]

  7. 20th Century Culture: A Biographical Companion (p.539)

  8. International Dictionary of 20th Century Biography (p.503)

  9. Penguin Companion to the Arts in the Twentieth Century (p.152)

  10. Chambers Biographical Dictionary, 5th Edition (p.1054)

  11. New York Public Library Literature Companion (p.172)

  12. Contemporary Novelists (pp.911-15)

  13. Who's Who in Lesbian & Gay Writing (p.143)

  14. World Authors 1950-1970 (pp.1046-49)

  15. Benet's Readers Encyclopedia, 4th Edition (p.711)

  16. International Dictionary of Women's Biography (p.336)

  17. One Hundred Twentieth-Century Philosophers (pp.137-39)

  18. International Who's Who 1960 (p.674)

  19. Hutchinson Paperback Dictionary of Biography (p.357)

  20. The Feminist Companion to Literature in English (p.776)

  21. The Penguin Companion to English Literature (p.383)

  22. The World Almanac Biographical Dictionary (p.23)

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