BAK Iris Murdoch The Time of the Angels

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The Time of the Angels

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Carel Fisher is a priest who is experiencing doubt and beginning to feel hate for God. The novel explores the forces of good and evil, and studies a religious man transferring his faith from one force to the other. This Collected Edition is published to honour Iris Murdoch's 70th birthday.

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Carel is rector of a City church that was destroyed in the war. In the rectory live his daughter Muriel, his beautiful invalid ward Elizabeth, and their West Indian servant Patti. Here too are Eugene, a Russian emigre, and his delinquent son Leo. Carel?s brother Marcus tries to make contact with Carel but is constantly rebuffed. These seven characters go through a dance of attraction and repulsion, misunderstanding and revelation with the enigmatic Carel at the centre ? a priest who believes that God being dead, His Angels are released.

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IRIS MURDOCH was born in Dublin in 1919 of Anglo-Irish parents. She went to Badminton School, Bristol, and read classics at Somerville College, Oxford. In 1948 she returned to Oxford where she became a fellow of St Anne's college. Awarded the CBE in 1976, Iris Murdoch was made a DBE in the 1987 New Year's Honours List. She died in February 1999.

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