Iris Murdoch was one of the most fascinating and prolific writers of the 20th century. Let's make new friends and read her novels together. I started this group because I know I can never get through them all on my own!

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  • October 12 · 4:00 PM

    Let's read The Time of the Angels!

    5 Nuns and soldiers | 5.00 5.001

    Let's keep going in order and try out The Time of the Angels. According to its NYT review (warning: spoilers) from 1966, "It is about the difference between secular... Learn more
  • August 3 · 4:00 PM

    Let's read The Red and the Green!

    5 Nuns and soldiers | 4.00 4.001

    Hey old friends! Let's catch up in early August and discuss The Red and the Green. We can also spend time on The Italian Girl since we weren't able to get together in... Learn more
  • May 4 · 4:00 PM

    Let's discover The Unicorn!

    6 Nuns and soldiers | 4.50 4.502

    Let's keep going in order and check out The Unicorn, Iris's 1963 novel about "well-meaning people trapped in a war of spiritual forces." Newcomers are always welcome--no... Learn more
  • March 16 · 4:00 PM

    Let's discuss An Unofficial Rose

    6 Nuns and soldiers | 4.50 4.505

    Hey Murdoch fans! Let's keep it going in March with An Unofficial Rose, Murdoch's 1962 novel about "a family’s search for love amid the wreckage of failed relationships.... Learn more
  • January 12 · 4:00 PM

    Let's read The Bell!

    7 Nuns and soldiers | 4.50 4.502

    Let's start 2014 off with the inspiration for this group: my favorite novel, The Bell, a sort of thriller/tragedy set within the walls of a lay community adjacent and... Learn more
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The Iris Murdoch Reading Club of New York
Founded Jul 28, 2013

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