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Iris and Her Friends: A Memoir of Memory and Desire

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Publisher Comments:

John Bayley Began writing Iris and Her Friends, a companion to the New York Times bestseller Elegy for Iris, late at night while his wife, the beloved novelist Iris Murdoch, succumbed to Alzheimer's Disease. As Iris was losing her memory, Bayley was flooded with vivid recollections of his own. In lyrical reverie, Bayley recreates the unforgettable scenes of his youth, from his birth to a civil servant in colonial India to his long romance with Iris and its heartbreaking end. This is the transcendent work of a brilliant man, whose examination of the tragedies and joys of his own life will give readers great healing insight. John Bayley's Iris and Her Friends is nothing less than a classic of true love and sorrow.

Book News Annotation:

In this sequel to Elegy for Iris, Bayley (English, New College, retired) recounts his upbringing as the son of a civil servant in colonial India, his education at Eton and Oxford, his marriage to philosopher and novelist Iris Murdoch, and her eventual decline from Alzheimer's disease.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780393048568
Subtitle:
A Memoir of Memory and Desire
Author:
Bayley, John
Publisher:
W. W. Norton & Company, Inc.
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Death, Grief, Bereavement
Subject:
Philosophers
Subject:
Authors, English
Subject:
Married people
Subject:
Family/Interpersonal Memoir
Subject:
College teachers
Subject:
Alzheimer's disease
Subject:
Women philosophers
Subject:
Critics
Subject:
Women novelists, English
Subject:
Critics -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Copyright:
Publication Date:
September 1999
Binding:
Trade Cloth
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
256
Dimensions:
7.27x5.51x1.02 in. .84 lbs.

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