The Black Prince Author:Iris Murdoch "The story is set in an ingenious framework. Bradley Pearson is deeply concerned with the old questions, What is Truth? and What is Art? and [Murdoch] makes a serious case for his words: "Good art speaks truth, indeed is truth, perhaps the only truth." She lets him write a novel that is truth in his terms, is absorbing in itself, and becomes a v... more »alid work of art in her setting.
Meanwhile Bradley's characters are making plenty of trouble. His melancholic sister has decided to come and live with him. His ex-wife has appeared with the infuriating intention of redeeming the past. Her delinquent brother wants money and strong emotions. Bradley's friend and rival Arnold has published yet another best seller . . . ."« less