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Iris Murdoch 1919-1997

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Born in Dublin. She was brought up in London and educated in England. From 1948-1963 she was Fellow and tutor in philosophy at St Annís College Oxford. She published a number of philosophical works such as The Fire and The Sun, Good Over Other Concepts, Christís Shadow in Platoís Cave and a later work Metaphysics as a Guide to Morals (1992). Her literary career included 26 novels. Her novel The Sea, The Sea won the Booker Prize and she won many other literary prizes. Her books include Under the Net, The Bell, The Red and the Green, A Severed Head, The Nice and the Good, A Fairly Honourable Defeat and many others. Her remains were cremated at Oxford Crematorium.

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