|Severed Head, a (1961) [Novel]|
by Iris Murdoch
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(From the publisher):
Martin Lynch-Gibbon believes he can possess both a beautiful wife and a delightful lover. But when his wife, Antonia, suddenly leaves him for her psychoanalyst, Martin is plunged into an intensive emotional re-education. He attempts to behave beautifully and sensibly. Then he meets a woman whose demonic splendour at first repels him and later arouses a monstrous and consuming passion. As his Medusa informs him, 'this is nothing to do with happiness'.
Original title: A Severed Head
Genre: Fiction→ General Fiction→ Literary Fiction/classics