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  • A Word Child
  • Iris Murdoch
  • English
  • 21 December 2019
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10 thoughts on “A Word Child

  1. says:

    ”What a stupid coagulated mass of indistinguishable guilt and misery I had become How perfectly futile all my sufferings had been If only I could separate out that awful mixture of sin and pain if I could only even a for a short time even for a moment suffer purely without the burden of resentment and self degradation to which I had deliberately condemned myself there might be a place for a miracle And I reflected to

  2. says:

    Hilary a deprived and difficult boy is saved by a school master who nurtures his love of language He ends up at Oxford but most of the novel is set almost 20 years later when he is still suffering the results of a disastrous incident that ended his Oxford days More plot than a typical Murdoch novel but not entirely belie

  3. says:

    Murdoch will win you overdespite yourselfHilary Burde grows up in poverty abused He's saved by a tutor who notices his language skills and works with him to hone them Hillary is admitted to Oxford and finds a lush learning environment and yet another devoted tutor He thrives and dreams of saving himself and his younger sister from their childhood Just when he's ready to soar he commits a horrible act and his w

  4. says:

    This is definitely my favourite of the Iris Murdoch book that I have so far read for the Murdoch a month challenge The characters are fascinating complex beings the story so finely plotted and yet it is a very readable Murdoch a page turner I loved the descriptions on London in this one London is a feature of IM's work but with this novel

  5. says:

    The narrator of this the seventeenth novel by Iris Murdoch is a forty one year old man called Hilary Burde who had a difficult childhood as an orphan and could only use violence to express himself He is eventually mentored by a tea

  6. says:

    One of my favorites by by Ms Murdoch a great place to start if you've never read her fiction very darkly funny al

  7. says:

    My favourite Iris Murdoch and one of my favourite books London in the winter compare with Under the Net for London in the Summer Peter PanSloane Suare on the tubeI may be wrong but I think the boy at the centre of the Peter Pan story killed h

  8. says:

    I'm giving this book four stars but liking is not exactly an emotion I associate with this read Frustration yes despair Ex

  9. says:

    Hilary Burde is the word child of the title In school the only thing he did really well in was languages He excelled at words but no

  10. says:

    The most egregious facet of my Vintage Classics paperback edition of Iris Murdoch’s “A Word Child” is undoubtedly the clumsy uote on the front cover from The Times “Iris Murdoch is incapable of writing without fascinating and beautiful colour” While my sanity refuses me any scope to contest the fascinating colour of Iris’s writi

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Iris Murdoch Ó 2 Review

A Word Child

Rde cherishes his obsessive guilt and disappointment in a dull civil service job When the man whom he has betrayed reappe. This is definitely my favourite of the Iris Murdoch book that I have so far read for the Murdoch a month challenge The characters are fascinating complex beings the story so finely plotted and yet it is a very readable Murdoch a page turner I loved the descriptions on London in this one London is a feature of IM s work but with this novel there were a lot of references to places I knew in London I go there very seldomI also enjoyed Hilary s Office life with the bickering and gossip and desk moving

Review ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free Ó Iris Murdoch

Introduction by Ray MonkSaved by education from a delinuent childhood cheated of Oxford by a tragic love tangle Hilary Bu. Hilary a deprived and difficult boy is saved by a school master who nurtures his love of language He ends up at Oxford but most of the novel is set almost 20 years later when he is still suffering the results of a disastrous incident that ended his Oxford days More plot than a typical Murdoch novel but not entirely believable and too rushed at the end MotivesIt s hard to fathom the motivation of many of the characters and why they put up with particular people and situations but perhaps that s what intrigued me and compelled me to continue Some of the minor characters were the most vivid and realistic Clifford office colleagues etc Unsympathetic CharactersIt s tricky to make a novel work with an unsympathetic main character indeed very few sympathetic characters but overall this one does In Hilary s case whether Murdoch knew it or not I don t think the condition was widely diagnosed in 1975 when it was written his behaviour seems like classic Asperger s syndrome It would certainly explain his lack of empathy obsessive routines and fascination with the mechanics of grammar rather than using language for expression and inference Novels With Slightly Similar CharactersIt is interesting to compare this with the very different Curious Incident by Mark Haddon my review HERE and maybe The Housekeeper and the Professor my review HERE Spark (Stronger, education from a delinuent childhood cheated of Oxford by a tragic love tangle Hilary Bu. Hilary a deprived and difficult boy is saved by a school master who nurtures his love of language He Wonder Woman and Philosophy ends up at Oxford but most of the novel is set almost 20 years later when he is still suffering the results of a disastrous incident that Sozialismus Und Kapitalistische Gesellschaftsordnung ended his Oxford days More plot than a typical Murdoch novel but not Sponsor. Tom 1 (Sponsor, entirely believable and too rushed at the Dragons Bride (The Dragon and the Scholar end MotivesIt s hard to fathom the motivation of many of the characters and why they put up with particular people and situations but perhaps that s what intrigued me and compelled me to continue Some of the minor characters were the most vivid and realistic Clifford office colleagues Absolute Banking English etc Unsympathetic CharactersIt s tricky to make a novel work with an unsympathetic main character indeed very few sympathetic characters but overall this one does In Hilary s case whether Murdoch knew it or not I don t think the condition was widely diagnosed in 1975 when it was written his behaviour seems like classic Asperger s syndrome It would certainly Czarownik Iwanow (Kroniki Jakuba Wędrowycza, empathy obsessive routines and fascination with the mechanics of grammar rather than using language for Jewish Life expression and inference Novels With Slightly Similar CharactersIt is interesting to compare this with the very different Curious Incident by Mark Haddon my review HERE and maybe The Housekeeper and the Professor my review HERE

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Ars as head of his department Hilary hopes for forgiveness and a new life but finds himself haunted by a ghostly repetiti. I m giving this book four stars but liking is not exactly an emotion I associate with this read Frustration yes despair Exasperation at the way the characters all seem to be caught in their behavioral patterns Admiration for the intellectual elouence of the narrator Respect for the author who weaves her words so that I stayed with the story for all of its 400 pagesFor a long time I wanted to read something by Murdoch She has been praised and awarded and now I know why since she really is a very accomplished writer I m glad I read this book for the experience of having read a book by her But I would not lightly recommend this read to anyone elseThe themes are those of the great Tragedies being haunted by the Past being driven by Fate toward some inescapable Doom Wanting to be Forgiven There are many beautiful philosophical musings in the book on these subject which make it worth while for anyone wanting to read about themBut for anyone not particularly craving to be depressed this is not an advisable bookThe main character deports himself in such an unlikable manner he attracts a crowd of people who either mock or pity him or both I found it hard to depict him in my mind s eye He s big bullying and brusue and yet has a following of females who make him the center of their lives out of pity or a sense they can save him or masochismThere seems to be a misogynist trait to this novel all the women derive their worth from being with or waiting for a man This book does not pass the Bechdel test which simply dictates that it should answer the following three criteria 1 it has to have at least two women in it who 2 who talk to each other about 3 something besides a man I was a bit surprised by that since I always thought of Murdoch as a modern woman It makes the book a bit unrealistic for me even if it is set in the seventies None of the women seems to have a voice that is truly her own they all use the same language and phrases Even the simple Crystal is uite elouent and intelligent there is nothing in speech or demeanor that distinguishes the characters from each otherBut that goes for the male characters as well Even though difference in class and standing play a great role it is never really felt in the conversations They are all on one level even when they argueThe end of the novel answers to the laws of tragedy which is slightly satisfying On the other hand there is no real change in the main character at the end he and his main woman continue in the same unresolved manner they had in the beginningAll in all reading this book was like being trapped in a windowless small room without any fresh air Since that is obviously what the writer intended I can respect the craftmanship Putting the book away now that I ve finished it feels like a great relief

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