Tag Archives: the unconscious

Review of Iris Murdoch’s Jackson’s Dilemma

Why all that about Jackson? I asked myself.  To establish him, of course, after a late entry, but would dinner guests spend all that time talking of a servant?  The host character is working on Heidegger who quotes from Heraclitus, … Continue reading

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Review of Iris Murdoch’s The Black Prince

The author covers the rationale of the book’s being written chronologically without that narrative being affected by the outcome in a foreword by the narrator. He contends life is utterly unlike art.  Not necessarily, not if you have the kind … Continue reading

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Wild Boys Party

In see-through red shirt I’ve had for over fifty years and Japan windcheater, off to Quentin’s party with champagne, cake, box of chenin blanc, card and Latin dictionary.  He’d said he’s doing Latin.  Wrong address directed me to right one, … Continue reading

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The Different Skies Writing Group

I arrived at the Different Skies writing group in Chinatown the same time as Bea and Merlin. “Are you Alistair?” I asked in a room upstairs, leaving the brought bottle on a table. “No, I’m Geoff,” who pointed, “He’s Alistair,” … Continue reading

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