The Italian Girl

The Italian Girl A Family Struggles For Redemption After A Funeral Brings Dark Secrets To The Surface In This Novel From The Man Booker Prize Winning Author Of The Sea, The Sea.The Funeral Of Edward S Mother Brings Him Home For The First Time In Years Though His Return Rekindles His Affection For His Childhood Home, It Also Triggers A Resurgence Of The Family Tensions That Caused Him To Leave In The First Place As Edward Becomes Tangled In His Family S Web Of Corrosive Secrets, His Homecoming Tips A Precariously Balanced Dynamic Into Sudden Chaos The Italian Girl Is Murdoch S Compelling Story Of A Man S Reunion With His Estranged Family, And Of The Tragedy That Shocks Them All Into Confronting Their Dark Past.

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  • Paperback
  • 176 pages
  • The Italian Girl
  • Iris Murdoch
  • English
  • 21 February 2017
  • 0099285231

10 thoughts on “The Italian Girl

  1. says:

    I read this a few weeks back and it still lingers in my mind I very seldom come back and change a rating but did for this one, upped it a star because there is so much going on, so much meaning that reveals itself theone thinks about this novella Edmund reruns home after the death of his manipulative and controlling mother A mother he had escaped many years ago He find things much changed, his niece Flora no longer a small child but now seventeen and his brother Otto and his wife, now I read this a few weeks back and it still lingers in my mind I very seldom come back and change a rating but did for this one, upp...

  2. says:

    What is the term equivalent to white trash for the Brits Well, I don t know, but here is a menagerie rife with those interesting, yet devastatingly bleak individuals they are all mad they ve all taken X Beauty is such self forgetting 47 indeed and this is a brilliant and breathtaking family portrait, so very post Victorian Jerry Springer filthiness First off, the strongly redolent, very judgmental narrator and weakling Edmund becomes immediately attractive to any reader who often v What is the term equivalent to white trash for the Brits Well, I don t know, but here is a menagerie rife with those interesting, yet devastatingly bleak individuals they are all mad they ve all taken X Beauty is such self forgetting 47 indeed and this is a brilliant and breathtaking family portrait, so very post Victorian Jerry Springer filthiness First off, the strongly redolent, very judgmental narrator and weakling Edmund becomes immediately attractive to any reader who often ventures out of a definite comfort zone to stray off into the world s dark undercarriage And the plot He finds himself in a mad dream inhabited by imps bydoubles and doppelgangers ...

  3. says:

    Notes to self1 Read a book a couple of weeks ago Turned out it was about Alzheimer s.2 Cannot remember the title or story of note 1.3 Read another book last week Turned out it had a character who suffered dementia.4 Cannot remember that title or story either, of note 35 Current author developed Alzheimer s.ReviewA short and absorbing tale that takes place in Northern England Murdo...

  4. says:

    This is Iris Murdoch s eighth novel I have been reading her novels in order of publication and become quite a fan She brings a philosophical bent to her fiction Though the next book for me would have been The Unicorn, one of my reading groups picked this one so I set aside my OCD tendency and went with it Some critics have considered it one of her weakest novels I liked it just fine.The younger son, Edmund, has come home due to the death of his mother and tells the story with wistful viewp This is Iris Murdoch s eighth novel I have been reading her novels in order of publication and become quite a fan She brings a philosophical bent to her fiction Though the next book for me would have been The Unicorn, one of my reading groups picked this one so I set aside my OCD tendency and went with it Some critics have considered it one of her weakest novels I liked it just fine.The younger son, Edmund, has come home due to the death of his mother and tells the story with wistful viewpoints of each member of the household Lydia, the deceased mother, had been controlling and no l...

  5. says:

    At 171 pages, this practically a novella, but it packs a lot of emotion into those pages, and although it s an early work, it is very clearly an Iris Murdoch, albeit less subtle than later works.Edmund returns to his childhood home after the death of his manipulative and estranged mother His brother Otto, an alcoholic, lives there with his wife, daughter and the eponymous Italian girl an au pair ...

  6. says:

    Iris Murdoch s The Italian Girl reads like a cross between a Victoria Holt Gothic romance and a glimpse of a Holden Caulfield, still clueless, self centered, and easily offended at forty something The protagonist and narrator, Edmund Narraway, returns home for the funeral of his domineering and destructive mother, Lydia, after years away Still living at the dark, gloomy family mansion are Edmund s alcoholic, philandering brother Otto, Otto s neurotic wife Isabel, their beautiful but reckless t Iris Murdoch s The Italian Girl reads like a cross between a Victoria Holt Gothic romance and a glimpse of a Holden Caulfield, still clueless, self centered, and easily...

  7. says:

    What this book needs isorcs Or any orcs at all, really, but preferably a great horde of slavering, rampaging, hell bent on destruction orcs Failing that, zombies would do the trick Or perhaps we could push swords into the characters hands and toss them into the gladiator arena Frankly, they need something of the sort A post apocalypse world to shake them out of their fairyland and give them something serious to worry about Because I ve never come across such a snivelling bunch of w...

  8. says:

    My first Iris Murdoch book and boy can she write beautifully I was transported into the book and lost myself in it For some reason, I have always been put off her writing because I thought it would be too cerebral and I would become bored but if this is anything to...

  9. says:

    Former glimpses of Murdoch s prose hinted at a grace and flow, but I was sorry to find that most of the language here is clunky and scans poorly Visual details are scant and while some of the images show a whimsical use of the imagination, most are colourless and uninteresting.I tried to care about the characters, but their problems seemed to alternate unevenly between the exotic and the mundane without any unique observations or enticing portrayals The whole book read like a first draft.This Former glimpses of Murdoch s prose hinted at a grace and flow, but I was sorry to find that most of the language here is clunky and scans poorly Visual details are scant and while some of the images show a whimsical use of the imagination, most are colourless and uninteresting.I tried to care about the characters, but their problems...

  10. says:

    The extreme beauty of the scene put me into an instant trance It was always a trick of my nature to be subject to these sudden enchantments of the visible world, when a particular scene would become so radiant with form and reality as to snatch me out of myself and make...

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