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Conradi, Peter J. 1945-

Overview
Works: 24 works in 129 publications in 2 languages and 6,639 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Records and correspondence  Diaries  History  Humor  Short stories  Fiction 
Roles: Editor
Classifications: PR6063.U7, 823.914
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Most widely held works by Peter J Conradi
Iris Murdoch : a life by Peter J Conradi ( Book )
19 editions published between 1986 and 2010 in English and German and held by 1,494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Iris Murdoch's life - like her books - was full of extraordinary passions and profound relationships with some of the most inspiring and influential thinkers, artists, writers and poets of her time. During the war she pondered Aldous Huxley's doctrine that, for a writer, 'it is not what one has experienced but what one does with what one has experienced that matters,' and she later wrote that the person who might help her better herself 'must not distinguish between me and my work'. She was sometimes portrayed as a bourgeois grandee living an unworldly, detached intellectual life, inventing a fantastical alternative world for compensation; but much that was thought to be romance in her work turns out to be reality. 'Real life is so much odder than any book,' she wrote to a friend, and her life was as exciting and improbable as her fiction. Her novels are not just stylised comedies of manners with artificial complications, but reflect passionately lived experience, albeit wonderfully transmuted. Peter Conradi's biography returns the reader to her best work, through a quest for the living flesh-and-blood creature: the Irishwoman, the Communist-bohemian, the Treasury civil servant, the worker in Austrian refugee-camps, the RCA lecturer during the 1960s, the lifelong devotee of friendship conducted at a distancce and by letter, and the Buddhist-Christian mystic. It balances the formative years before the creative confusion of youth gave way to a greater stability, with an account of her maturity."--BOOK JACKET
Existentialists and mystics : writings on philosophy and literature by Iris Murdoch ( Book )
16 editions published between 1997 and 1999 in English and held by 1,083 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Best known for her novels and longer philosophical works, Iris Murdoch is also a brilliant essayist and critic. Existentialists and Mystics gathers together for the first time in one volume the most influential and inspiring of her essays and shorter pieces." "The selection, by Professor Peter Conradi, starts with an illuminating interview of Dame Iris Murdoch by Bryan Magee, and is organized to illustrate her training and development as a thinker, her rejection of the sterility of Anglo-American and Sartrean philosophers alike, and her journey toward Platonism and a practical mysticism. She negotiates her ideological opponents with elegance and scruple, and draws on a novelist's insight into art and literature to throw new light on philosophy."--BOOK JACKET
John Fowles by Peter J Conradi ( Book )
10 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,027 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this comprehensive study of John Fowles' work, the author relates his work to his life, his ideas and his place in contemporary English fiction
Iris Murdoch : the saint and the artist by Peter J Conradi ( Book )
26 editions published between 1985 and 1990 in English and held by 710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fyodor Dostoevsky by Peter J Conradi ( Book )
8 editions published in 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 542 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Iris Murdoch, writer at war the letters and diaries of Iris Murdoch: 1939-1945 by Iris Murdoch ( )
6 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The saint and the artist : a study of the fiction of Iris Murdoch by Peter J Conradi ( Book )
7 editions published between 1989 and 2001 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
First published by Macmillan Press in 1986 as Iris Murdoch: the saint and the artist
The great survivors : how monarchy made it into the twenty-first century by Peter J Conradi ( Book )
6 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this riveting and extensively researched account, Peter Conradi offers an uncompromising portrayal of Europe's royals and reveals the scandals, excesses, conflicts and interests hidden behind the pomp of the ceremonial garb and the grandeur of official functions. At a time when Western society appears to be demanding more equality and democracy, people's fascination with monarchies shows no signs of waning. Taking the reader on a journey between past and present, into a world populated by great celebrities such as Wallis Simpson, Grace Kelly and Princess Diana, as well as lesser-known and slightly murkier aristocratic figures, The Great Survivors analyses the reasons behind this anachronistic paradox by looking at the history of the main European dynasties and providing a keyhole glimpse into their world, their lives and their secrets
Angus Wilson by Peter J Conradi ( Book )
4 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 172 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Iris Murdoch : a writer at war :Letters and Diaries 1939-45 by Iris Murdoch ( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A writer at war : letters & diaries, 1939-45 by Iris Murdoch ( Book )
4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 97 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Love in a Wych Elm and other stories by H. E Bates ( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Iris Murdoch, A Writer at War Letters and Diaries, 1939-1945 by Peter J Conradi ( )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
These never before published writings comprise Iris Murdoch's passionate wartime correspondence with two early intimates: the poet Frank Thompson, brother of the historian E.P. Thompson, who was killed in 1944, and David Hicks, with whom she had a dramatic affair, engagement, and breakup. It also includes the journal that Murdoch kept as a touring actress during August of 1939. The selection sheds new light on a brilliant young mind ("sharp and polished as a sword" as Frances Wilson describes it), while painting a vivid picture of life during the Second World War
A writer at war : letters & diaries, 1938-46 by Iris Murdoch ( Book )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A writer at war : letters and diaries of Iris Murdoch, 1939-1945 by Iris Murdoch ( Book )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Going Buddhist : panic and emptiness, Iris and me by Peter J Conradi ( Book )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Existentialists and mystics : writing on philosophy and literature by Iris Murdoch ( Book )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Iris Murdoch, a writer at war letters and diaries, 1939-1945 by Iris Murdoch ( Book )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The saint and artist : a study of Iris Murdoch's works by Peter J Conradi ( Book )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Iris Murdoch : a writer at war : letters and diaries, 1938-1946 by Iris Murdoch ( Book )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Collection of diary writings and letters by Iris Murdoch (1919-1999), written in 1939-1945. The first part consists of diary entries written on tour with the Magpie group, performing music and theatre. The second and third parts are letters from Murdoch to Frank Thompson and David Hicks, with whom she had close relationships. Each part starts with an introduction written by Peter J Conradi
 
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Conradi, Peter, 1945-
Languages
English (121)
German (3)
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