Bibliography

Primary bibliography:

  1. Fiction by Iris Murdoch
  2. Philosophy by Iris Murdoch
  3. Plays by Iris Murdoch
  4. Poetry by Iris Murdoch
  5. Addresses by Iris Murdoch

Secondary bibliography:

  1. Interviews with Iris Murdoch
  2. Critical works on Iris Murdoch
  3. Biographical material
  4. Bibliographical tools for Iris Murdoch studies
  5. Selected articles, essays and reviews on Iris Murdoch

Index of novels

Index to the novels of Iris Murdoch (PDF file, 165 KB)

Primary bibliography

1. Fiction by Iris Murdoch

Novels
  • Under the Net. London: Chatto & Windus, 1982. (First published London: Chatto & Windus, 1954.)
  • The Flight from the Enchanter. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books in association with Chatto & Windus, 1985. (First published London: Chatto & Windus, 1956.)
  • The Sandcastle. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books in association with Chatto & Windus, 1972. (First published London: Chatto & Windus, 1957.)
  • The Bell. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books in association with Chatto & Windus, 1986. (First published London: Chatto & Windus, 1958.)
  • A Severed Head. London: Chatto & Windus, 1978. (First published 1961.)
  • An Unofficial Rose. London: The Penguin Group in association with Chatto & Windus, 1988. (First published London: Chatto & Windus, 1962.)
  • The Unicorn. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books in association with Chatto & Windus, 1986. (First published London: Chatto & Windus, 1963.)
  • The Italian Girl. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books in association with Chatto & Windus, 1985. (First published London: Chatto & Windus, 1964.)
  • The Red and The Green. London: Penguin Books in association with Chatto and Windus, 1988. (First published London: Chatto & Windus, 1965.)
  • The Time of the Angels. London: Chatto & Windus, 1979. (First published 1966.)
  • The Nice and The Good. London: Triad/Panther Books, Granada Publishing Ltd, 1985. (First published London: Chatto & Windus, 1968.)
  • Bruno's Dream. London, Triad/Panther Books, Granada Publishing Ltd, 1985. (First published London: Chatto & Windus, 1969.)
  • A Fairly Honourable Defeat. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books in association with Chatto & Windus, 1986. (First published London: Chatto & Windus, 1970.)
  • An Accidental Man. London: Triad Grafton Books, Granada Publishing Ltd, 1985. (First published London: Chatto & Windus, 1971.)
  • The Black Prince. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books Ltd, 1986. (First published London: Chatto & Windus, 1973.)
  • The Sacred and Profane Love Machine. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books Ltd, 1986. (First published London: Chatto & Windus, 1974.)
  • A Word Child. London: Penguin Books, 1987. (First published London: Chatto & Windus, 1975.)
  • Henry and Cato. London: Triad Grafton Books, Granada Publishing Ltd, 1986. (First published London: Chatto & Windus, 1976.)
  • The Sea, The Sea. London: The Penguin Group in association with Chatto & Windus, 1980. (First published London: Chatto & Windus, 1978.)
  • Nuns and Soldiers. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books Ltd, 1985. (First published London: Chatto & Windus, 1980.)
  • The Philosopher's Pupil. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books Ltd, 1984. (First published London: Chatto & Windus 1983.)
  • The Good Apprentice. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books Ltd, 1986. (First published London: Chatto & Windus, 1985.)
  • The Book and The Brotherhood. London: Chatto & Windus, 1987.
  • The Message to the Planet. London: The Penguin Group, 1990. (First published London: Chatto & Windus, 1989.)
  • The Green Knight. London: Chatto & Windus, 1993.
  • Jackson's Dilemma. London: Chatto & Windus, 1995.
Short story
  • 'Something Special'. Illustrated by Michael McCurdy. London: Vintage, 2001 (First published London: Chatto & Windus 1999.)

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2. Philosophy by Iris Murdoch

  • Sartre: Romantic Rationalist. London: Penguin Books, 1989. (First published Bowes & Bowes, 1953.)
  • The Sovereignty of Good. London: Ark Paperbacks, Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1985. (First published London: Chatto & Windus, 1970.)
  • The Fire and The Sun: Why Plato Banished the Artists. London: Oxford University Press, 1977.
  • Acastos: Two Platonic Dialogues. Harmondsworth: Penguin Books Ltd, 1987. (First published London: Chatto & Windus, 1986.)
  • Metaphysics as a Guide to Morals. London: Chatto & Windus, 1992.
  • Existentialists and Mystics: Writings on Philosophy and Literature. Ed. Peter Conradi. London: Chatto & Windus, 1997.

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3. Plays by Iris Murdoch

  • A Severed Head (with JB Priestly). London: Samuel French, 1964.
  • The Three Arrows with The Servants and the Snow. London: Chatto & Windus, 1973.
  • Joanna, Joanna. London: Colophon Press with Old Town Books, 1994.
  • The One Alone. London: Colophon Press with Old Town Books, 1995. (A radio play broadcast on BBC Radio 3 on 13 February 1987.)

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4. Poetry by Iris Murdoch

  • A Year of Birds with wood engravings by Reynolds Stone. London: Chatto & Windus 1991. (First published London: Chatto & Windus, 1984.)
  • Poems by Iris Murdoch. Ed. Yozo Muroya and Paul Hullah. Japan: University Education Press, 1997.

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5. Addresses by Iris Murdoch

  • Reynolds Stone, an address given by Iris Murdoch in St. James's Church Piccadilly, London on 20 July 1979. London: Warren Editions, 1981.
  • Dame Iris Murdoch's Address to Kingston University Humanities Graduates, The Barbican, London, 4 November 1993. Iris Murdoch Newsletter 9 (autumn 1995): 1-2.

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Secondary bibliography

1. Interviews with Iris Murdoch

  • Baring, Louise. 'How We Met.' Interview with Iris Murdoch and Josephine Hart. Independent on Sunday (13 September 1992): 61.
  • Bellamy, Michael O. 'An Interview with Iris Murdoch.' Contemporary Literature 18 (spring 1977): 129-40.
  • Bigsby, CWE. In The Radical Imagination and the Liberal Tradition: Interviews with English and American Novelists, edited by Heide Ziegler and Christopher Bigsby, 209-30. London: Junction Books, 1982.
  • Biles, Jack. 'An Interview with Iris Murdoch.' Studies in Literary Imagination 11 (fall 1978): 115-25.
  • Blow, David. 'The Unofficial Wandering Angel.' Waterstone's Christmas Catalogue (1993): 5.
  • Blow, Simon. 'An Interview with Iris Murdoch.' Spectator (25 September 1976): 24-25.
  • Bradbury, M. 'Iris Murdoch in Conversation' 27 February 1976. British Council Tape no. RS 2001.
  • Bryden, Ronald (with AS Byatt). 'Talking to Iris Murdoch.' Listener (4 April 1968): 433-34.
  • Carter, William C. 'Interviewing Iris Murdoch for Marcel Proust: A Writer's Life.' Iris Murdoch Newsletter 7 (summer 1993): 1-2.
  • Charlston Literary Festival. 'The State of Modern Fiction.' Debate: Iris Murdoch, John Bayley and Victoria Glendinning. 26 May 1995.
  • Conradi, Peter, Iris Murdoch and John Bayley in conversation at the Cheltenham Literary Festival, 7 October 1994: 'Forty Years A Novelist.'
  • Davie, Gill. 'I Should Hate to be Alive and not Writing a Novel.' Woman's Journal Literary Supplement (October 1975): 64-65.
  • Glover, Stephen. 'Iris Murdoch talks to Stephen Glover.' New Review (November 1976): 56-59.
  • Haffenden, John. 'John Haffenden talks to Iris Murdoch.' Literary Review 58 (April 1983): 31-35. Reproduced in Novelists in Interview. London: Methuen, 1986, 191-201.
  • Heyd, Ruth. 'An Interview with Iris Murdoch.' University of Windsor Review (Spring 1965), 138-43.
  • Hobson, Harold. 'Lunch with Iris Murdoch.' Sunday Times (11 March 1962): 28.
  • 'Iris Murdoch talks to Malcolm Bradbury and Lorna Sage.' University of East Anglia Interviews (20 October 1976 [AVC 1043]). Audio Visual Centre, UEA, October 1972.
  • Kenyon, Olga, ed. 'Iris Murdoch.' Women Writers Talk. Oxford: Leonard Publishing, 1989, 134-47.
  • Kermode, Frank. 'The House of Fiction: Interviews with Seven Novelists' in The Novel Today: Contemporary Writers on Modern Fiction. Ed. Malcolm Bradbury. London: Fontana Press, 1990.
  • Lambert, Angela. 'In the Presence of Great Goodness.' Independent (8 September 1992): 18.
  • Mackay, Shena. 'When Shena met Iris...' Independent Magazine (11 September 1993): 40-42.
  • Magee, Bryan. Men of Ideas: Some Creators of Contemporary Philosophy. Oxford: Open University Press, 1982. Chapter 14, 'Philosophy and Literature: Dialogue with Iris Murdoch,' 229-50.
  • Mars-Jones, Adam. 'Conversation with a Mastermind.' Sunday Times (29 September 1985).
  • Mehta, Ved. Fly and the Fly Bottle: Encounters with British Intellectuals, 51-57. Boston and Toronto: Little, Brown & Co., 1962.
  • Meyers, Jeffrey. Interview with Iris Murdoch, Denver Quarterly, 26, no. 1 (summer 1992): 102-11.
  • 'Rencontres avec Iris Murdoch.' Publications du Centre Recherches de Littérature et Linguistique des Pays de Langue Anglais de l'Université de Caen, 1978, Closing Debate, 73-93.
  • Robson, Eric. 'Iris Murdoch talks with Eric Robson.' Revelations. Border Television Broadcast on Channel 4, 22 April 1984.
  • Rose, WK. 'Iris Murdoch Informally.' London Magazine (June 1968): 59-73.
  • Rose, WK. 'An Interview with Iris Murdoch.' Shenandoah, 19, 2 (Winter 1968): 3-22.
  • Russell, John. 'Under Iris Murdoch's Steady Gaze.' New York Times (22 February 1990): Section C, 15.
  • Slaymaker, William. 'An Interview with Iris Murdoch.' Papers on Language and Literature 21, part 4 (1985): 425-32.
  • Van Bekhoven, Lia. 'Iris Murdoch: From Communist to Right-Wing.' Opzij 10 (October 1986): 28-30.
  • Zondergeld, Rein and Jorg Krichbaum. 'De Filosofie Van Iris Murdoch.' Hollands Diep (December 1976): 30-34.

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2. Critical works on Iris Murdoch

  • Niklas Forsberg, Language Lost and Found: On Iris Murdoch and the Limits of Philosophical Discourse, Bloomsbury Academic, 2013.
  • Antonaccio, Maria and William Schweiker. Iris Murdoch and the Search for Human Goodness. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1996.
  • Antonaccio, Maria. Picturing the Human: The Moral Thought of Iris Murdoch. OUP, 2003.
  • Arnold, David Scott. Liminal Readings: Forms of Otherness in Melville, Joyce and Murdoch. Palgrave MacMillan, 1992.
  • Bajaj, Kum Kum. A Critical Study of Iris Murdoch's Fiction. Atlantic Publishers and Distributors, 2001.
  • Baldanza, Frank. Iris Murdoch. New York: Twayne Publishers, 1974.
  • Begnal, Kate. Iris Murdoch: A Reference Guide. Boston: GK Hall & Co., 1987.
  • Birdsall, Michael. Art, Beauty and Morality in the Novels of Iris Murdoch. Ph.D. Thesis, University of Minnesota (1980): (DAI 141:2114A).
  • Bloom, Harold, ed. Modern Critical Views: Iris Murdoch. New York: Chelsea House Publishers, 1986.
  • Bove, Cheryl. Understanding Iris Murdoch. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 1993.
  • Byatt, AS. Degrees of Freedom: The Novels of Iris Murdoch. London: Chatto & Windus, 1965. Second Edition, London: Vintage, 1994.
  • Byatt, AS. Iris Murdoch (Writers and their Work Series). Longman Paperback, 1997.
  • Byatt, AS and Ignês Sodré. Imagining Characters: Six Conversations about Women Writers. London: Chatto & Windus, 1995.
  • Conradi, Peter J. Iris Murdoch: The Saint and the Artist. London: Macmillan, 1986.
  • Dipple, Elizabeth. Iris Murdoch: Work for the Spirit. London: Methuen & Co. Ltd, 1982.
  • Dooley, Gillian, ed. From a Tiny Corner in the House of Fiction: Conversations with Iris Murdoch. University of South Carolina Press, 2003.
  • Fletcher, John and Cheryl Bove. A Descriptive Primary and Annotated Secondary Bibliography. New York and London: Garland, 1994.
  • Foley, Betty Mitchell. Iris Murdoch's Use of Works of Art as Analogies of Moral Themes, Ph.D. Dissertation, Wayne State University (1979): (DA1 40 (1979) 207A).
  • Frankova, Milanda. Human Relationships in the Novels of Iris Murdoch. Masarykova Univerzita V Brn, 1995.
  • Gerstenberger, Donna. Iris Murdoch. Irish Writers' Series, Lewisburg Pa.: Bucknell University Press, 1975.
  • Gordon, David J. Iris Murdoch's Fables of Unselfing. Missouri: University of Missouri Press, 1995.
  • Griffin, Gabriele. The Influence of the Writings of Simone Weil on the Fiction of Iris Murdoch. Edwin Mellen Press, 1993.
  • Hague, Angela. Iris Murdoch's Comic Vision. Selsinsgrove: Susquehana University Press, 1984.
  • Hardy, Robert. Psychological and Religious Narratives in Iris Murdoch's Fiction. Edwin Mellen Press, 2000.
  • Hederman, Mark Patrick. The Haunted Inkwell: Art and our Future. The Columba Press, 2001.
  • Jansen, Henry. Laughter Among the Ruins: Postmodern Comic Approaches to Suffering. Peter Lang, 2001.
  • Johnson, Deborah. Key Women Writers: Iris Murdoch. Brighton: The Harvester Press, 1987.
  • Kane, Richard C. Iris Murdoch, Muriel Spark and John Fowles: Didactic Demons in Modern Fiction. London: Associated University Press, 1988.
  • MacKey, Douglas. Iris Murdoch: Sea of Contingency. Borgo Press, 1997.
  • Mettler, Darlene. Sound and Sense: Musical Allusion and Imagery in the Novels of Iris Murdoch. New York: Peter Lang, 1991.
  • Nicol, Bran. Iris Murdoch: The Retrospective Fiction. (2nd Edition) Palgrave MacMillan, 2004.
  • Nicol, Bran. Iris Murdoch for Beginners (For Beginners Series). Writers and Readers Paperback, 2001.
  • O'Connor, Patricia J. To Love the Good: The Moral Philosophy of Iris Murdoch. Peter Lang Publishers, 1996.
  • Phillips, Diana. Agencies of the Good in the Work of Iris Murdoch, Peter Lang, 1991.
  • Punja, PP. The Novels of Iris Murdoch: A Critical Study. ABS, 1993.
  • Rabinovitz, Rubin. Iris Murdoch. London: Columbia University Press, 1968.
  • Ramanathan, Saguna. Figures of Good. London: Macmillan, 1990.
  • Reynolds, Margaret. Iris Murdoch (Vintage Living Texts Series). Vintage Paperback, 2004.
  • Rowe, Anne. The Visual Arts and the Novels of Iris Murdoch. Edwin Mellen Press, 2002.
  • Spear, Hilda D. Modern Novelists: Iris Murdoch. London: Macmillan, 1995.
  • Todd, Richard. Iris Murdoch: The Shakespearian Interest. New York: Barnes & Noble, 1979.
  • Todd, Richard. Contemporary Writers: Iris Murdoch. London: Methuen, 1984.
  • Todd, Richard. Encounters with Iris Murdoch. Amsterdam, Free University Press, 1988.
  • Tucker, Lindsay. Critical Essays on Iris Murdoch. New York: GK Hall & Co., 1992.
  • Turner, Jack. Murdoch vs Freud: A Freudian Look at an Anti-Freudian, Peter Lang Publishers Inc., 1993.
  • Wolfe, Peter. The Disciplined Heart: Iris Murdoch and her Novels. Columbia, Mo.: University of Missouri Press, 1966

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3. Biographical material

  • Conradi, Peter. Iris Murdoch: A Life - The Authorized Biography. Harper Collins, 2001.
  • Bayley, John. Iris: A Memoir of Iris Murdoch. Duckworth, 1998.
  • Bayley, John. Iris and the Friends: A Year of Memories. Duckworth, 1999.
  • Bayley, John. Widower's House: The Last in a Trilogy. Duckworth, 2001.

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4. Bibliographical tools for Iris Murdoch studies

  • Fletcher, John and Bove, Cheryl. Iris Murdoch: A Descriptive Primary and Annotated Secondary Bibliography, Garland Science, 1994.
  • Heusel, Barbara Stevens. Iris Murdoch's Paradoxical Novels: Thirty Years of Critical Reception, Camden House, 2001.
  • Soule, George, ed. Novelists: Anita Brookner, Margaret Drabble, Iris Murdoch, Barbara Pym - An Annotated and Critical Secondary Bibliography, Scarecrow Press, 1998.
  • Tominaga, Thomas T. Iris Murdoch and Muriel Spark: A Bibliography, Rowman and Littlefield Publishers, 1976.

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5. Selected articles, essays and reviews on Iris Murdoch

  • Amis, Kingsley. 'New Novels: Under the Net.' Spectator (11 June 1954): 722.
  • Appleyard, Brian. 'The Times Profile: Iris Murdoch.' Times (6 July 1989): 11.
  • Ashworth, Ann. 'Venus, Cupid, Folly and Time.' Penn Studies in Contemporary American Fiction 23, part 1 (1981): 18-24.
  • Baldanza, Frank. 'The Nice and The Good.' Modern Critical Views: Iris Murdoch. Ed. Harold Bloom. New York: Chelsea House Publishers, 1986, 27-38.
  • Barnacle, Hugh. 'Stuck on the Misery-go-round.' Review of Jackson's Dilemma. Independent (7 October 1995): 34.
  • Bove, Cheryl. 'New Directions in Iris Murdoch's Latest Women.' Critical Essays on Iris Murdoch. New York: GK Hall & Co., 1992, 188-98.
  • Bradbury, Malcolm. 'The Romantic Miss Murdoch.' Spectator (3 September 1965): 293.
  • Bradbury, Malcolm. 'Putting in the Person: Character and Abstraction in Current Writing and Painting.' The Contemporary English Novel. London: Edward Arnold, 1979, 181-208.
  • Bradbury, Malcolm. 'A House Fit for Free Characters: Iris Murdoch and Under the Net.' Possibilities: Essays on the State of the Novel. London: Oxford University Press, 1973, 231-46.
  • Bryden, Ronald. 'Living Dolls.' Spectator (8 June, 1962): 755-56.
  • Bryden, Ronald. 'New Novels.' Review of Iris Murdoch's The Sandcastle. Listener (16 May 1967): 88.
  • Bryden, Ronald. 'Phenomenon.' Review of A Severed Head. Spectator (16 June 1961): 85.
  • Byatt, AS. 'People in Paper Houses: Attitudes to "Realism" and "Experiment" in English Post-war Fiction.' The Contemporary English Novel. Ed. Malcolm Bradbury. London: Edward Arnold, 1979, 19-41.
  • Byatt, AS. 'The Murdoch Theatre.' Books and Bookmen (24 October 1978): 9-10.
  • Byatt, AS, and Iris Murdoch. 'Still Life with Sunflowers: Iris Murdoch talks to A. S. Byatt at the ICA, on the publication of A. S. Byatt's Still Life (Chatto).' Books and Bookmen (July 1985): 28.
  • Byatt, AS. 'The Black Prince.' A British Council Pamphlet first published by The British Council, Printing and Publishing Department, London, 1977. Reproduced in Degrees of Freedom. London: Vintage, 1994.
  • Byatt, AS. 'The Writer and Her Work.' An edited text of a British Council pamphlet: 'Iris Murdoch: Writers and their Work' no. 257. Published by the Longman Group for the British Council, 1976. Reproduced in Degrees of Freedom. London: Vintage, 1994.
  • Byatt, AS. 'Identity Crises.' Review of Jackson's Dilemma. Sunday Times (2 October 1995): Books Section.
  • Conradi, Peter. 'Useful Fictions: Iris Murdoch.' Critical Quarterly 23 (1981)
  • Conradi, Peter. 'The Metaphysical Hostess.' ELH 48 (summer 1981): 427-53.
  • Conradi, Peter. 'Iris Murdoch and the Sea.' Études britanniques contemporaines, Revue de la Société d'Études Anglaises Contemporaines, Numéro 4 (Juin 1994).
  • Conradi, Peter. Philosophy and Morals: A Conversation. Iris Murdoch, John Bailey (sic) and Peter Conradi. Morals and Writing (1940-1990). Ed. Mercedes Bengoechea and Ricardo Sola. Servicio Des Publicaciones Universidad de Alcala (UK) 1995.
  • Conradi, Peter. 'A Major New Book on Philosophy.' Review of Metaphysics as a Guide to Morals by Iris Murdoch. Iris Murdoch Newsletter 6 (summer 1992): 1.
  • Conradi, Peter. Review of Darlene Mettler's Sound and Sense: Musical Allusion and Imagery in the Novels of Iris Murdoch. Iris Murdoch Newsletter 6 (summer 1992): 5-7.
  • Conradi, Peter. 'Iris Murdoch and Plato.' Platonism and the English Imagination. Ed. Anna Baldwin. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1994, 19-29.
  • Conradi, Peter. Peroration for Dame Iris Murdoch at the Graduation Ceremony for Kingston University Graduates, The Barbican, London, 4 November 1993.
  • Crewe, Candida. 'Mad Don and English Man.' Interview with John Bayley. Times Saturday Review (23 May, 1992): 4-6.
  • Culley, Ann. 'Theory and Practice of Characterization in the Novels of Iris Murdoch.' Modern Fiction Studies 15, 335-45.
  • Curtis, Anthony. 'Time to Party with Nanny.' Review of The Green Knight. Financial Times (11 September 1993).
  • Cusk, Rachel. 'Redemption from the Past.' Review of Jackson's Dilemma. Times (12 October 1995): 38.
  • Devlin, Polly. 'Breaking the Rules.' Review of Jackson's Dilemma. Sunday Tribune (22 October 1995): 22.
  • Dipple, Elizabeth. 'The Black Prince and the Figure of Marsyas.' Modern Critical Views: Iris Murdoch. Ed. Harold Bloom. New York: Chelsea House Publishers, 1986.
  • Dipple, Elizabeth. 'Circularity versus Progress in the Religious Life: A Study of The Bell and Henry and Cato.' Ed. Lindsay Tucker. Critical Essays on Iris Murdoch. New York: GK Hall & Co., 1992, 125-47.
  • Dunbar, Scott. 'On Art, Morals and Religion: Some Reflections on the Work of Iris Murdoch.' Religious Studies 14, 515-24.
  • 'E. W. F.' 'New Form for the Novel.' Christian Science Monitor 19 (April 1956).
  • Fitzgerald, Penelope. 'A Stone's throw from Hell.' Review of Jackson's Dilemma. Evening Standard (16 October 1995).
  • Gardam, Jane. 'Gentle Magic.' Review of Jackson's Dilemma. Literary Review (October 1995): 35-36.
  • German, Howard. 'Allusion in the Early Novels of Iris Murdoch.' Modern Fiction Studies 15, no. 3 (autumn 1969).
  • Gindin, James. 'Images of Illusion in the work of Iris Murdoch.' Texas Studies in Language and Literature 2, no. 1 (spring 1960): 180-88.
  • Glendinning, Victoria. 'Cold Comfort for the Godless.' Review of The Good Apprentice. Sunday Times (29 September 1985): Books Section, 15.
  • Gordon, David J. 'Iris Murdoch's Comedies of Unselfing.' Twentieth Century Literature 36, no. 2 (summer 1990): 115-36.
  • Gossman, Ann. 'Icons and Idols in A Severed Head.' Modern Critical Views: Iris Murdoch. Ed. Harold Bloom. New York: Chelsea House Publishers, 1986.
  • Green, Arthur. 'The World of Iris Murdoch.' Iris Murdoch Newsletter 10 (1996).
  • Griffin, James. 'The Fat Ego.' Essays in Criticism 22 (January 1972): 74-83.
  • Hamilton, Ian. 'Life and Letters: An Oxford Union.' New Yorker (19 February 1996): 70-74.
  • Hauerwas, Stanley. 'The Significance of Vision: Towards and Aesthetic Ethic.' Studies in Religion (summer 1972): 36-49.
  • Iris Murdoch News Letters 1987-2005. Ed. Cheryl Bove and Anne Rowe. America: Professor Cheryl Bove, Department of English, Ball State University, Indiana; Europe: Dr Anne Rowe, Kingston University, Penrhyn Road, Kingston, Surrey KT1 2EE, UK.
  • Hoffman, Frederick J. 'The Italian Girl.' Modern Critical Views: Iris Murdoch. Ed. Harold Bloom. New York: Chelsea House Publishers, 1986.
  • Hughes-Hallett, Lucy. 'Resurrection Shuffle.' Review of The Green Knight. Sunday Times (12 September 1993).
  • Johnson, Deborah. '[Iris Murdoch's] Questing Heroes.' Ed. Lindsay Tucker. Critical Essays on Iris Murdoch. GK Hall & Co. New York, 1992, 48-60.
  • Kellaway, Kate. Review of Jackson's Dilemma. Observer (1 October 1995): Review Section, 16.
  • Kellman, Steven J. 'Under the Net: The Self-Begetting Novel.' Modern Critical Views: Iris Murdoch. Ed. Harold Bloom. New York: Chelsea House Publishers, 1986.
  • Kermode, Frank. 'Novels of Iris Murdoch: The Bell.' Spectator (7 September 1958): 618.
  • Keuhl, Linda. 'Iris Murdoch: The Novelist as Magician / The Magician as Artist.' Modern Fiction Studies 15, no. 3 (autumn 1969).
  • Kustow, Michael. 'Boundary Breaker and Moral Maker.' Guardian (8 October 1992): 23.
  • Lewis, Roger. 'A Dangerous Dame: Iris Murdoch at Seventy.' Telegraph Weekend Magazine (8 July 1989): 16-20.
  • Majdiak, Daniel. 'Romanticism in the Aesthetics of Iris Murdoch.' Texas Studies in Literature and Language 14 (1972): 359-75.
  • Martin, Graham. 'Iris Murdoch and the Symbolist Novel.' British Journal of Aesthetics 5, part 3 (1965): 296-300.
  • Mehta, Ved. 'Onward and Upward with the Arts: A Battle Against the Bewitchment of Our Intelligence.' New Yorker 37 (9 December 1961): 59-159.
  • Moore, Caroline. 'A Fine Romance.' Review of Jackson's Dilemma. Spectator (7 October 1995): 41-42.
  • Morell, Roy. 'Iris Murdoch: The Early Novels.' Critical Quarterly 19 (summer 1977): 60-68.
  • Myerson, Julie. 'Our Revels are Unending.' Review of Jackson's Dilemma. Independent on Sunday (8 October 1995).
  • Paton-Walsh, Jill. Review of Jackson's Dilemma. Tablet (21 October 1995): 1351.
  • 'Profile: Iris Murdoch, Novelist and Philosopher.' Independent (19 April 1989).
  • Picard, Jane. 'Benighted Creatures: Surrealist Elements in the Novels of Iris Murdoch.' Kingston University, 1998.
  • Raban, Jonathan. 'Lullabies for a Sleeping Giant.' Encounter (July 1974): 73-77.
  • Rice, Thomas Jackson. 'The Reader's Flight from the Enchanter.' In Lindsay Tucker, ed., Critical Essays on Iris Murdoch. New York: GK Hall & Co., 1992.
  • Robson, David. 'Top hole, Murdoch.' Review of Jackson's Dilemma. Sunday Telegraph (22 October 1995): 44.
  • Rowell, Geoffrey. 'Credo: Religion Must Have a Liberal Spirit but a Dogmatic Heart,' Times (25 October 1995): 12.
  • Rolo, Charles T. 'Potpouri.' Atlantic Monthly 1, no. 94 (1954): 85.
  • Sage, Lorna. 'The Pursuit of Imperfection.' Critical Quarterly 19 (summer 1977): 60-68. Reprinted in Harold Bloom, ed., Modern Critical Views: Iris Murdoch. New York: Chelsea House Publishers, 1986.
  • Sage, Lorna. 'Among Entities.' Review of Jackson's Dilemma. Times Literary Supplement (29 September 1995): 25.
  • Sage, Lorna. 'Female Fictions: The Women Novelists.' In Malcolm Bradbury and David Palmer, eds., The Contemporary English Novel. London: Edward Arnold, 1979, 67-87.
  • Sage, Lorna. 'The Middle Ground: Iris Murdoch.' Women in the House of Fiction: Post-war Women Novelists. London: Macmillan, 1992, 72-83.
  • Sage, Lorna. 'No Trespassers.' Review of The Fire and The Sun. New Review (September 1977): 49-50.
  • Sage, Lorna. 'Civil Engineer.' Review of The Sacred and Profane Love Machine. New Review (April 1974): 92-93.
  • Sage, Lorna. 'Dragons From the Deep.' Review of The Sea, The Sea. Observer (27 August 1978): 22.
  • 'The Sage, The Sage.' Profile: Iris Murdoch, Sunday Telegraph (12 September 1993).
  • Staples, Sally. 'A Saint in Servant's Clothing.' Review of Jackson's Dilemma. Sunday Express (15 October 1995): S34.
  • Spice, Nicholas. 'I hear, I see, I learn.' Review of The Green Knight. London Review of Books (4 November 1993): 25-26.
  • Sullivan, Zoreh T. 'The Contracting Universe of Iris Murdoch's Gothic Novels.' Modern Fiction Studies 23 (winter 1977-78): 557-69.
  • Sullivan, Zoreh T. 'Iris Murdoch's Self-Conscious Gothicism.' Arizona Quarterly (1997): 47-60.
  • Summers, Sue. 'The Lost Loves of Iris Murdoch.' Mail on Sunday (14 March 1988), 'You' magazine: 17-21.
  • Taylor, DJ. 'Snake in the Sun.' Review of Jackson's Dilemma, Guardian (13 October 1995): Books Section, 6.
  • Wasson, R. 'Notes on a New Sensibility.' Partisan Review 36 (1969): 460-77.
  • Windsor, Dorothy A. 'Iris Murdoch's Conflicting Ethical Demands: Separation versus Passivity in The Sacred and Profane Love Machine.' Ed. Lindsay Tucker. Critical Essays on Iris Murdoch. New York: GK Hall & Co. 1992, 148-60.