Sunday, April 10, 2011

Thought for the Day

The past buries the past and must end in silence,
but it can be a conscious silence that rests open-eyed.
Perhaps this is the final forgiveness. . . .
~ Iris Murdoch, The Sea, the Sea

Iris Murdoch (1919-1999)

Roman Bonzon, "Iris Murdoch Remembered", Aesthetics Online (Memorial)

Alan Jacobs, "Go(o)d in Iris Murdoch", First Things (Issue Archive)

Jeffrey Meyers, "Iris Murdoch, The Art of Fiction No. 117" (Interview), The Paris Review

Joyce Carol Oates, "Sacred and Profane Iris Murdoch", New Republic, November 18, 1978; Reprinted at Celestial Timepiece: A Joyce Carol Oates Home Page

The Iris Murdoch Society


Kathleen said...

Ah, Iris!

Louise Gallagher said...

I read the quote and felt this wonderful peace wash over me.

thank you