The Resource A severed head, Iris Murdoch ; with an introduction by Miranda Seymour

A severed head, Iris Murdoch ; with an introduction by Miranda Seymour

Label
A severed head
Title
A severed head
Statement of responsibility
Iris Murdoch ; with an introduction by Miranda Seymour
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Martin Lynch-Gibbon believes he can possess both a beautiful wife and a delightful lover. But when his wife, Antonia, suddenly leaves him for her psychoanalyst, Martin is plunged into an intensive emotional re-education. He attempts to behave beautifully and sensibly. Then he meets a woman whose demonic splendour at first repels him and later arouses a consuming and monstrous passion. As his Medusa informs him, 'this is nothing to do with happiness'
Summary
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
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
046563
Cataloging source
HCO
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Murdoch, Iris
Dewey number
823.914
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Interpersonal relations
  • London (England)
Target audience
adult
Label
A severed head, Iris Murdoch ; with an introduction by Miranda Seymour
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : Chatto & Windus
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
208 pages
Isbn
9780099285366
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
A severed head, Iris Murdoch ; with an introduction by Miranda Seymour
Publication
Note
Originally published: London : Chatto & Windus
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
208 pages
Isbn
9780099285366
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print

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