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Jean Iris Murdoch DBE (1919 - 1999)

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Dame Jean Iris (Iris) Murdoch DBE
Born in Phibsborough, Dublin, Irelandmap
Daughter of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married [location unknown]
Died in Oxfordshire, Englandmap
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Biography

Iris Murdoch was born in 1919. She read first for English and then for "Greats" at Somerville, leaving with first-class honours in 1942. After some time working for the Treasury and the UNRRA, she returned to school for postgraduate philosophy studies at Newnham.

She is considered a member of the group of angry young novelists and poets in the 1950s known as the Movement. In her writing career, she published 26 novels, 2 poetry collections, a short story, 6 playscripts, and 5 non-fiction moral philosophy works.

She passed away in 1999 after a battle with Alzheimer's disease.

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