Iris And Her Friends A Memoir Of Memory And Desire

Author: John Bayley
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393244369
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A timeless work that will bring healing to anyone dealing with the loss of a loved one. 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. "Love makes every beautifully formed sentence, every generously shared moment, shimmer and sing."—Donna Seaman, Los Angeles Times Book Review
Iris and Her Friends: A Memoir of Memory and Desire
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: John Bayley
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2000-11-17 - Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

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Pages: 296
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Categories: Literary Criticism
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Pages: 176
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Language: en
Pages: 659
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Categories: Alzheimer's disease
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