The Book and the Brotherhood by Iris Murdoch - Book - Read OnlineIf you are a host, and the evening has turned rigid with all that sympathy, you might get everyone to dance. Iris Murdoch orders up a dance. She gets her threadbare British intellectuals, with their dwindling purses and passions, out of their chairs. She turns on the Pan-pipes music, slips lusts and obsessions into their coffee, paints their faces a Druid purple and--still in their tweeds and Ashley prints--has them twitching out pagan gyrations upon worn floors that sometimes give way. It was, and is, not just to indicate the near-Trollopian dimensions of her output, but to recognize that each new Murdoch book, whether stronger or weaker, is another piece of a living super-novel. Once again, a far-fetched Trollope comparison is appropriate. The 19th-Century English novelist took a world--politics in the Palliser books, ecclesiastical politics in the Barchester cycle--and led us through a mass of mundane detail amazingly leavened by nuance; so that we are forced, aching and delighted by turns, to be engrossed.
The Book and the Brotherhood
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Finishing a novel by Iris Murdoch always leaves me breathless, swooning with happiness. An obvious answer is that the mind at work in both books is a wonderful and brilliant one. Novels like The Book and the Brotherhood are hardly dazzling linguistically. The writing does draw you in, her language is warm, direct, emotional yet at the same time almost arch, a controlled writing, but what keeps you reading are the stories. And fuck yeah what stories these are. And The Book and the Brotherhood contains several kinds of stories.
She is droll in the telling, never sarcastic, Not bad, they'd finally get some tge of what's going on. Leave a Reply Cancel reply Enter your comment here. If someone in one of my book groups who would be willing to stick with this book for the first pp. Peter Rivenberg Sep 29.
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He was in love with her brother, now dead. I was out drinking with a few friends! One is faith as something mystical, something vaguely incomprehensible to the uninitiated. She engages a handful of her characters in a direct discussion of pertinent topics and ideas.