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Under The Net Jake Donaghue, Garrulous Artist, Meets Hugo Belfounder, Silent Philosopher.Jake, 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 MurdochIrish 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 w



10 thoughts on “Under The Net

  1. says:

    The cocky narrator of Under the Net is precisely what all true antiheroes are made 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 A f...


  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 d...


  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 ...


  4. says:

    Toda teorizaci n es una huida Debe dirigirnos la situaci n en s , y eso es inexpresablemente concreto Desde luego, es algo a lo que nunca podemos acercarnos lo bastante, por mucho que intentemos, por as decirlo, meternos bajo la red. La m s humor stica de las obras que hasta ahora he le do de la autora, alguien a quien admiro profundamente y a la que saboreo me hable de lo que me hable Y aqu , en su primera novela, me ha hablado de algunas de las cosas que le importan y de las que ya me ha hablado


  5. says:

    Murdoch hep isteyip bit rl kavu amad m yazarlardand Nihayet tan t m Ve g r r g rmez hayran kald m kendisine Tarz na ama zellikle zekas na.Tan mlar tespitlerin de alt n ok a izdirdi i kitapta as l zevkli k s m tam bir ingiliz komedisi tad n duymakt Zira ok sevdi im bir lezzettir.Kitapsa kendi kendine rd hayata s k p kalm yazar olmay istedi ini kendine bile s yleyemeyen bir evirmenin maceralar n anlat yor ama ne anlat m Filmi olsa ayn keyifle izlerdim nce espr...


  6. 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, or accurately 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 considering how far Murdoch is alrea


  7. 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 In his desultory search


  8. says:

    Description Iris 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 reflections give the book its title under the


  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 nominated by the TIME magazine as one of the greatest Eng


  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 with straw between my teeth as I read about a struggling


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