Canetti exacts posthumous revenge on Murdoch

“Iris Murdoch, one of Britain’s most-loved writers, has been cast as a lightweight intellectual who was lousy in bed in memoirs by her dead ex-lover.”

“Her husband’s memoirs lifted the lid on their relationship, but Canetti’s memoirs are altogether more vituperative.”

“Canetti [took] steps to get his retaliation in first: his account of their affair was written before Murdoch was stricken with Alzheimer’s.” (First two links via The Literary Saloon.)


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