We spoke too soon

In her review of John Bayley’s Elegy for Iris [February 12], Margaret O’Brien Steinfels noted that Iris Murdoch had succumbed to Alzheimer’s disease and her writing career was in the past tense, but that "an obituary is not yet in order."

Sorry then to report that according to the New York Times she died on Monday, February 8 in Oxford, England (the obituary appeared Tuesday, February 9 on page one of the Times and contained a...

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