By Iris Murdoch
A fantastic yet deeply incorrect guy struggles to earn absolution
Hilary Burde was once a emerging megastar in academia till a sad twist of fate plunged him and his mentor and rival, Gunnar Jopling, into 20 years of melancholy and guilt. Hilary, not able to beat his ache, deserted his promising occupation for an unfulfilling activity as a civil servant. yet at age 41, Hilary crosses paths back with Gunnar—initiating a sequence of occasions that may swap their lives forever.
Set opposed to a richly drawn backdrop of post-war London, A be aware Child is a gripping tale of ardour and the redemptive energy of love.
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By definition it must, because it nurtures everything except those things that are important: integrity, ethics, truth, our very heart and soul. Why? The reason is simple: because Life/life is giving, not getting. I am not suggesting we need to give everything to the poor and homeless—the millions of them who are still here in the midst of plenty—put on a hair shirt and go through the streets with a begging bowl. " I am not afraid of money and what it can buy. I would love to have a house full of stuff—of course I would need a house first.
Oooo, Sara sighed long and deep, it seems like only yesterday Rachel was playing dolls and now . . Sara gave the three dollars, that had been folded and carefully tucked in the corner of her blouse, to Mr. Rabino-witz, and he shuffled behind the counter and put it in his cash register and carefully made an entry in a small book with the title, SARA GOLDFARB'S TV, on the cover. There were endless pages of entries and dates, covering the last few years, of money given Harry for the set and the payments his mother made after redeeming it.
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A Word Child by Iris Murdoch