Iris Murdoch speaks, clutches forehead at YouTube

“Literature does many, many things, and philosophy does one thing.”

Jacket Copy’s Carolyn Kellogg has unearthed an assortment of videos featuring authors who are no longer with us, but “continue to exist, in shadowy form, on YouTube.”

Joy of joys, this interview with Iris Murdoch is among them. (Parts 2, 3, 4, & 5.)

It’s amazing to witness her almost physical struggle to communicate ideas as precisely but completely as possible.


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