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BSH Fund Fellow 2022 – Michela Dianetti

BSH Fund Fellow 2022 – Michela Dianetti

9 November 2021

My PhD thesis is the first to compare the narrative works of Iris Murdoch and Elsa Morante. Its principal aim is to highlight the crucial influence Simone Weil’s philosophy had on the two authors, especially Weil’s idea of affliction.

Welcome to the Iris Murdoch Society Website. The society exists to champion the work, and celebrate the life, of the novelist and philosopher Iris Murdoch: one of the most important writers and thinkers of the Twentieth Century.

Murdoch's work spans fiction (26 novels), philosophy, plays, poetry and thousands of letters. All of her work is still in print, and you can find recent books about her life and work in our online shop.

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BSH Fund Fellow 2022 – Michela Dianetti

BSH Fund Fellow 2022 – Michela Dianetti

9 November 2021

My PhD thesis is the first to compare the narrative works of Iris Murdoch and Elsa Morante. Its principal aim is to highlight the crucial influence Simone Weil’s philosophy had on the two authors, especially Weil’s idea of affliction.

Iris Murdoch and The Laughing Cavalier

Iris Murdoch and The Laughing Cavalier

1 November 2021

The Cavalier could boast many distinguished visitors; his image has been gracing the Wallace’s sumptuous central gallery for decades. Among them was Iris Murdoch, visiting with her beloved father as a child and in the 1940s as an aspiring writer and philosopher …

Malcolm Bradbury as Murdoch Critic

Malcolm Bradbury as Murdoch Critic

2 August 2021

At first glance, Malcolm may seem like a surprising choice as a guide to Murdoch’s novels, because he is best remembered—or so the anecdotal evidence I have gathered suggests—as a Murdoch parodist rather than critic.

The Iris Murdoch Review

  • Iris Murdoch Review 12, 2021 £10.00
  • Iris Murdoch Review 11, 2020 £5.00
  • Iris Murdoch Review 10, 2019 £5.00
  • Iris Murdoch Review 9, 2018 £5.00