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Florence in Words

Iris Murdoch’s The Message to the Planet

The 23rd novel read; only Bruno’s Dream and Nuns and Soldiers remain. And I still have no purpose in mind; only the pleasure of each novel, especially in Iris’ ability to surprise even when the reader may know the pattern. While there are patterns—I knew, for example, that the large figure at the center of this novel, has to die before its pages close—they are not easily predictable, if at all.  Read More 
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