Bruno's Dream

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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

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  • Bruno's Dream
  • Iris Murdoch
  • Latvian
  • 11 March 2017
  • 9789984378374

10 thoughts on “Bruno's Dream

  1. BlackOxford says:

    Now is the Season of Our Discount Tents Bruno s Dream is a Shakespearean comedic send up of old age and death If the Desert Island Disks choice were between Lear and Measure for Measure, I d go for the Duke not the King So, I think, would Murdoch Less pomposity grit.Bruno is in any case Shakespearean as a character In his eighties, he is not simply a failure, he is an epic failure as my 11 year old granddaughter would express it Every one of his important relationships are bust because of, he thinks, trivial faux pas Like the affair with the gold digger, and the unfortunate racial slur about his daughter in law He s understanding about those affected who just don t get what is going on Of course they all caused him pain, all the time, they just could not help it His regrets are merely that things are past, not that they happened, The women were all young while he aged like Tithonus referencing Midsummer Night s Dream No reason for despair though Better communication can fix things up just fine.The detail of aged concerns is priceless in Murdoch s descriptions For example in Bruno s preparations for his trip to the toilet Of course it wasn t absolutely necessary to put on the dressing gown now that it wasn t winter any , but it represented a challenge It was quite easy, really The left hand held the bed post while the right lifted down the dressing gown and with the same movement slid itself a little into the right sleeve T...

  2. david says:

    Man is a fairly predictable animal.If we reflect on ourselves over a lifetime, it seems we exist in a loop New Year s resolutions Ha.But the thread of who we were at six years old appears to last as long as we do And yes, this speculation is not unique The same sentiment has been observed long before Adam no, but that does not make sense and has been reported to us by various cogent minds.I seem to tread where smart Irish people go And I do not know why It is organic for me, not contrived or intended It just happens Over and over Toss a brogue on the lawn and I will fetch it Wrap it up in a female from Cork and I am suddenly powerless I tacitly submit.In fact, I know of three young ladies, I can never stop thinking of them, who are, naturally, half Irish The other half Descendants of Moishe or Schmuley, the Baal Shem Tov or Jack Benny My thought is this ish and ish go together just like corned beef and cabbage, on rye with lots of mustard.Iris surely can fill up a page with words Lots of pages I say banana and she says, the golden yellow fruit that has not yet succumbed to the earth from where it originated and is a favorite of a particular group of simians and is high in potassium, continuously sung by Harry Belafonte Day o, me say day o.Anyway, what has t...

  3. Marica says:

    guardarlo fiorire, come un figlioLeggendo il libro si ha l impressione che l autrice si sia divertita molto a scriverlo Si tratta di una commedia morale nella quale l autrice si prende gioco in ugual misura dei personaggi, che sono trascinati a fare cose mediamente assurde, e dei lettori che increduli assistono, irretiti dalla narrazione brillante Un uomo anziano e prossimo alla morte il singolare nucleo di aggregazione di un gruppo di persone che lo assistono e lo intrattengono Sembra che la sua vitalit si riversi in loro, che intrecciano relazioni come ghirlande I personaggi sono spesso figure antitetiche, come il figlio e il genero di Bruno il primo un poeta serioso e permaloso, non va a trovare il padre da vent anni per un frase buttata l il genero, uomo generoso e amante del piacere, vive col suocero e lo assiste con affetto Ci sono due fratelli, uno saggio e riflessivo, l altro impulsivo e violento e due sorelle, una spirituale, l altra pi mondana Tutti a un certo punto si credono profondamente innamorati per la prima volta nella l...

  4. Jo says:

    A book that centers on an old man was always going to be one I was predisposed to like yet in the initial chapters of Bruno s Dream I wasn t particularly drawn in and after reading the third chapter involving Nigel, I was distinctly concerned this book was going to go somewhere I didn t want to follow There are echoes of An Unofficial Rose in this one with its themes of unrequited love and past tragedies and that isn t one of my favorites of Murdoch s novels There are also reminders of A Severed Head, which is one of my favorites yet even though there is the same ridiculousness in the love triangles and affairs and mild stalking that goes on, this one doesn t have the humor of that one and there is an element of poignancy, particularly in the final chapters, that made this book rank far higher than expected.Bruno is actually in the background for a lot of the book and the novel instead focuses on Danby, his son in law and the others who care for Bruno, Adelaide the maid and Nigel who is, and remains, an enigma for the whole book There is then Miles, Bruno s son, Diana, Miles wife and Lisa her sister as well as Will, Nigel s twin who rounds out the cast of characters The book is ostensibly about how these seven people oscillate around one another and around Bruno in the s...

  5. Lobstergirl says:

    If your primary emotional reaction to a book is that you find you want to beat the author about the head and neck with a dead possum wearing elbow length rubber gloves to avoid getting dead possum juice on yourself, while spraying it all over the author , is that a good enough reason to stop reading I think Iris Murdoch is just not my kind of author, the way gin and tonics are not my kind of beverage.Stopping at p 77, I have the sneaking suspicion that the worst parts of the novel are ahead of me Prior to p 77, it was annoying enough that Murdoch switched to the present tense for one character only Nigel who apparently is some kind of lunatic I don t do present tense So when you re slogging along in the past tense and the fact that the book is written in the past tense is the only thing al...

  6. Melisa says:

    Honestly, I still don t know what to make of this book, but here are some thought provoking quotes I d like to share with you It was a mere convention after all that one ought to be on good terms with one s son or father Sons and fathers were individuals and should be paid the compliment of being treated as such Why should they not have the privilege, possessed by other and unrelated persons, of drifting painlessly apart I suppose one is like what one loves Or one loves what one is like All Gods are private Gods How happy are those who believe that they can pray and be helped, or even, without being helped, be listened to If there really existed an all wise intelligence before which he could lay the present tangle, even if that intelligence held its peace, the knowledge that the right solution somewhere existed w...

  7. Donna says:

    What a beautiful novel The topic seems like it would not be that interesting, but I wanted to read Iris Murdoch and so thought I would dive into this one My favorite so far Bruno and his circle of family and acquaintances all interact in unexpected ways and their relationships by the end of the book have been transformed from the beginning The char...

  8. Cynthia says:

    4.5 5 stars I liked Bruno s Dream but it s not my favorite of Murdoch s books I haven t read the sea yet but this is the second of her books where I ve noticed that water plays a big part or major metaphor Per the brief bio at the end of the book Murdoch and her husband Bailey lov...

  9. Laura says:

    4 Living on Paper Letters from Iris Murdoch, 1934 19955 Iris A Memoir of Iris Murdoch5 Iris Murdoch Dream Girl4 A Severed Head4 The Sea, the Sea4 The Black Prince4 The Bell3 Under the Net4 The Sandcastle3 The Italian GirlTR The Sacred and Profane Love MachineTR A Fairly H...

  10. Charlene says:

    I would say this book read like an opera but the truth is that it read like a poorly written soap opera Everyone falls in love with everyone Perhaps some sort attempt at exploring the complex nature of love It started strong, quickly became uninteresting, and never recovered.

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