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A Severed Head - Iris Murdoch
A Severed Head
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Comic complications ensue when an intruder unleashes the primitive passions long subdued by London intellectuals who play at the conventions of love set by a society devoid of emotion.
Comic complications ensue when an intruder unleashes the primitive passions long subdued by London intellectuals who play at the conventions of love set by a society devoid of emotion.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780140020038 (0140020039)
Publisher: Penguin
Pages no: 204
Edition language: English
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Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
5.0 A Severed Head by Iris Murdoch
bookshelves: summer-2015, lit-richer, paper-read, play-dramatisation, radio-4, re-visit-2015, published-1961, satire, tongue-firmly-in-cheek, plate-of-worms, standalone, psychology, midlife-crisis, hippy-dippy-trippy-trash, games-people-play, decline-disintergration-degradation, author-love, amusin...
Ana V.
Ana V. rated it
4.0 A Severed Head
It twists and turns like a live thing! Really enjoyed it.
Lavinia
Lavinia rated it
Oh, Iris, what have you done to me? How will I ever be able to read one of your books again? If I stop here and now it's only because of you! Remember my infatuation with Charles last summer? Of course you do, because every now and then I go back and compare male characters with him. Now, guess what...
Cecily's book reviews
Cecily's book reviews rated it
4.0
This catalogues a disintegrating 60s marriage: Martin is happy with his wife Antonia and mistress Georgie. Antonia then leaves Martin to be with their friend and her psychoanalyst, Palmer, who has a sinister half-sister, Honor. It’s all creepily amicable, rational and analytical. Martin’s siblings, ...
Manny Rayner's book reviews
Manny Rayner's book reviews rated it
4.0
I got hooked on Iris Murdoch for a year or so when I was around 20 and read more than half of her novels. But I did wonder where she got her ideas from. I mean, here she was, respectable married professor of philosophy and whatnot, and her plots are always this tangled mess of everyone sleeping with...
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