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Elegy for Iris - John Bayley
Elegy for Iris
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With remarkable tenderness, John Bayley recreates his passionate love affair with Iris Murdoch--world-renowned writer and philosopher, and his wife of forty-two years--and poignantly describes the dimming of her brilliance due to Alzheimer's disease. Elegy for Iris is a story about the ephemeral... show more
With remarkable tenderness, John Bayley recreates his passionate love affair with Iris Murdoch--world-renowned writer and philosopher, and his wife of forty-two years--and poignantly describes the dimming of her brilliance due to Alzheimer's disease. Elegy for Iris is a story about the ephemeral beauty of youth and the sobering reality of what it means to grow old, but its ultimate power is that Bayley discovers great hope and joy in his celebration of Iris's life and their love. In its grasp of life's frailty and its portrayal of one of the great literary romances of this century, Elegy for Iris is a mesmerizing work of art that will be read for generations.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780312253820 (0312253826)
ASIN: 0312253826
Publisher: Picador
Pages no: 275
Edition language: English
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I really had not heard of Iris Murdoch before reading this book. I did see the movie based on the novel which was beautifully done but this book is even more touching. It is the written account of Iris's day to day life from the perspective of her husband, literary critic John Bailey. He begins with...
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