A Word Child (Vintage Classics) by Iris Murdoch

By Iris Murdoch

Stored from a antisocial formative years through schooling, cheated out of Oxford through a sad love tangle, Hilary Burde cherishes his obsessive guilt and ekes out a dwelling in a lifeless civil provider activity.

When the guy whom he has harmed and betrayed reappears as head of his division, Hilary hopes for forgiveness, even for redemption and a brand new existence, yet reveals himself haunted by way of a ghostly repetition.

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21) 6 tion is that of her birth mother's own recollection of the hostile stares that she and Olubayo, the birth father (and the only protagonist in the poem to be given a name) attracted as they walked down the street. The daughter searches for a role model to support a sense of her fragmented identity, lighting on white American movie stars (Bette Davis, Katharine Hepburn, and the British-born though American-based Elizabeth Taylor) as possible models for imitation, since they have greater visibility in popular cultural media.

G. Farrell 485 Nights at the Circus Angela Carter 335 James Joyce 497 On the Origin of Species Charles Darwin 347 Under Milk Wood Dylan Thomas 511 Peter Pan: Peter and Wendy J. M. Barrie 357 Waiting for Godot Samuel Beckett 519 Playboy of the Western World, The John Millington Synge 369 Waste Land, The T. S. Eliot 529 Power and the Glory, The Graham Greene 381 What the Butler Saw Joe Orton . . . 541 Prime of Miss Jean Brodie, The Muriel Spark 393 Women in Love D. H. Lawrence 551 Pygmalion George Bernard Shaw 403 Ulysses Contents by Author Barrie, J.

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