Posts Tagged ‘Iris Murdoch’

Iris Murdoch and the disorienting quality of real prayer Comments 0

Tuesday, May 31st, 2016

One of the most impressive literary figures of the twentieth century was the Irish writer Iris Murdoch. You may have heard of her surprising and thoughtful novels such as A Severed Head and The Good Apprentice; or perhaps you are conversant with her more abstract philosophical texts such as The Sovereignty of Good and Metaphysics Read more

Nuns in fiction Comments 0

Tuesday, February 18th, 2014

Roman Catholic women of a certain age will remember being obsessed as teenagers with Kathryn Hulme’s The Nun’s Story, book and film – “Is God calling me to be Audrey Hepburn?” It’s still a good strong read, and even more fascinating when you know the story behind it. It is a novel, but based on the Read more