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Under the Net Jake Donaghue, Garrulous Artist, Meets Hugo Belfounder, Silent PhilosopherJake, Hack Writer And Sponger, Now Penniless Flat Hunter, Seeks Out An Old Girlfriend, Anna Quentin, And Her Glamorous Actress Sister, Sadie He Resumes Acquaintance With Formidable Hugo, Whose Philosophy He Once Presumptuously Dared To Interpret These Meetings Involve Jake And His Eccentric Servant Companion, Finn, In A Series Of Adventures That Include The Kidnapping Of A Film Star Dog And A Political Riot In A Film Set Of Ancient Rome Jake, Fascinated, Longs To Learn Hugo S Secret Perhaps Hugo S Secret Is Hugo Himself Admonished, Enlightened, Jake Hopes At Last To Become A Real Writer


About the Author: Iris Murdoch

Dame Jean Iris Murdoch Irish born British writer, university lecturer and prolific and highly professional novelist, Iris Murdoch dealt with everyday ethical or moral issues, sometimes in the light of myths As a writer, she was a perfectionist who did not allow editors to change her text Murdoch produced 26 novels in 40 years, the last written while she was suffering from Alzheimer disease She wanted, through her novels, to reach all possible readers, in different ways and by different means by the excitement of her story, its pace and its comedy, through its ideas and its philosophical implications, through the numinous atmosphere of her own original and created world the world she must have glimpsed as she considered and planned her first steps in the art of fiction. John Bayley in Elegy for Iris, 1998



10 thoughts on “Under the Net

  1. says:

    The cocky narrator of Under the Net is precisely what all true antiheroes are made out of Roaming the streets of London like some vagabond though money frequently touches his hands interacting with vile people, THIS is a true perpetual ode to laziness, exactly the type of thing to spark my particular interest The story is organic, its flow envious Precious few writers can get away with such subtle themes and sensual undertow It is eerie, weirdly mysteriously symbolic Afaithful The cocky


  2. says:

    I may be alone in thinking this, but Iris Murdoch s main character here, Jake Donaghue, reminds me of Holden Caulfield of The Catcher in the Rye fame Both are seriously separated from normality, and both take us on their disjointed, almost chaotic, trips around their respective cities Jake in London and Holden in New York Salinger s novel was published in 1951, Murdoch s in 1954, but I don t think there was any influence there, at least consciously, but their similarities struck me But now o I


  3. says:

    I loved this book A first person narrative about a young man on a picaresque quest for love and friendship, with a good healthy dose of philosophy added in for good measure.The part of the story that stays with me is the story around Hugo I think I liked most the idea that a friendship might end on the basis of an assumed betrayal and that the betrayal is one of the spirit and not one that occurred at all Although, that is an interesting question in itself does the person we feel we have be I loved t


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    Under the Net, from 1954, was the first published novel by Iris Murdoch, the distinguished academic, and professor of moral philosophy at Oxford University As well as books on moral philosophy she wrote twenty six critically acclaimed novels, one of which won the prestigious Booker prize Yet Under the Net is sometimes dismissed as a light comic piece, in comparison with her later, lengthier novels Certainly it can be read that way, as a humorous tale about a Bohemian young Irish man in London Under the Net,


  5. says:

    You can t spend too much time figuring Iris Murdoch out It s better to just buckle in with her Her characters are basically insane, and so are her plots, and so are her sentences They have a tidal effect they pull you under Under the Net reminds me of Martin Amis s Money, oraccurately Money reminds me of it They feature amoral protagonists in the entertainment industry, and they re both nuts I actually think Money is a little better It s certainly amped up, which is startling consi You can t spend too much time fi


  6. says:

    3.5 I plan to dip in and out of Liz Dexter s two year Iris Murdoch readalong project to increase my familiarity with Murdoch and get through some of the paperbacks I happen to own Even though I don t own it, I decided to join in with Under the Net 1954 to see how her fiction career began Under the Net is narrated by Jake Donoghue, a translator who arrives back in London after a trip to France to find that he s being kicked out of the flat where he s been living for free with his friend Finn 3.5 I plan to dip in and out o


  7. says:

    DescriptionIris Murdoch s first novel is set in a part of London where struggling writers rub shoulders with successful bookies, and film starlets with frantic philosophers Its hero, Jake Donaghue, is a drifting, clever, likeable young man who makes a living out of translation work and sponging on his friends A meeting with Anna, an old flame, leads him into a series of fantastic adventures Jake is captivated by a majestic philosopher, Hugo Belfounder, whose profound and inconclusive refle DescriptionIris Murdoch s first novel


  8. says:

    Review in 2008 from reading in 2001 Her first published novel, set in contemporary 50s London Aimless youth gets philosophical He oughtn t to be a sympathetic character and nothing much happens, but it s strangely compelling.Comment in 2020 It was my first Murdoch, picked at random in a second hand bookshop, because I wanted to have read one of hers before going with a friend to see the biopic, Iris, starring Judi Dench, Jim Broadbent, Kate Winslet see imdb.I didn t really appreciate i Review in 2008 from reading in 2001 Her first pub


  9. says:

    I hate solitude, but I am afraid of intimacy The substance of my life is a private conversation with myself which to turn into a dialogue would be equivalent to self destruction Winner of the Booker Prize, Irish born British author Iris Murdoch s 1919 1999 1954 novel Under the Net is a philosophical fiction dealing with the exuberant spirit of existentialism and freedom in a postwar europe Under the Net is Murdoch s very first novel, and remains one of her most popular In 2005, it was I hate solitude, but I am afraid of intimacy The substanc


  10. says:

    When I read this in college our modern literature professor warned us against being hayseed critics We need to have a basis for our criticism, a chunk of spoken reason, or thought, behind our critiques and accolades of each book we read Otherwise we ll end up looking like the foolish critic in Norman Rockwell s painting, sucking on a strand of hay while we squint and furrow at a work of art still in progress.By the time Murdoch s book was assigned that quarter, I was trying hard not be caught When I read this in college our modern literature profes


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