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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (199 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Iris Murdoch Narrator: Carrington MacDuffi Publisher: Phoenix Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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For years, Alfred Ludens has pursued mathematician and philosopher Marcus Vallar in the belief that he possesses a profound metaphysical formula, a missing link of great significance to mankind. Luden's friends are more sceptical. Jack Sheerwater, painter, thinks Marcus is crazy. Gildas herne, ex-preist, thinks he is evil. Patrick Fenman, poet, is dying because he thinks Marcus has cursed him.

Marcus has disappeared and must be found. But he is a genius, a hero struggling at the bounds of human knowledge. Is he seeking God, or is he just another victim of the Holocaust, which casts its shadow upon him and upon Ludens, both of them Jewish? Can human thinking discover the foundations of human consciousness? Iris Murdoch's endlessly inventive imagination has touched a fundamental question of our time.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Alex | 11/7/2013

    " What a storyteller she is? Enjoyed the book a lot although I skipped through some of the denser, metaphysical dialogue. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Nancy | 9/15/2013

    " Though I recognized it's importance, I just couldn't get into it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Marzia Bianchi | 8/5/2013

    " Amazingly pretentious book filled with incredibly self-absorbed people. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Alan | 7/1/2013

    " Interesting but a bit slow in the middle. I didn't really warm to any of the characters either... "

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