Iris Murdoch (1919-1999) novels combine philosophical speculation with often outrageous situations and tangled human relationships.
They include The Sandcasde (1957), The Sea, The Sea (1978) and The Book and the Brotherhood (1987).
A lecturer in philosophy, she became in 1948 a fellow of St. Anne's College, Oxford University, and published Sartre, Romantic Rationalist in 1953. Her novel A Severed Head in 1961 was dramatized; others include The Philosopher's Pupil in 1983.
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Iris Murdoch was a English novelist, born in Dublin.