By Iris Murdoch
In a dismal comedy of blunders, Iris Murdoch portrays the mischief wrought by means of Julius, a cynical highbrow who comes to a decision to illustrate via a Machiavellian scan how simply loving undefined, worrying acquaintances, and dedicated siblings can betray their loyalties. As puppet grasp, Julius artfully performs at the human tendency to include drama and intrigue and to desire the distraction of confrontations to the tough attempt of speaking overtly and truthfully.
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