Elegy for Iris
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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Review: Elegy for Iris (The Iris Trilogy #2)User Review - EJ - Goodreads
I always love a good story of unconditional love. John Bayley gave us just that in Elegy for Iris. Like any love story, he started at the beginning of falling in love with Iris Murdock to the later ... Read full review
Review: Elegy for Iris (The Iris Trilogy #2)User Review - Derek - Goodreads
The title of John Bayley's ''Elegy for Iris'' is a little misleading since the Iris of the title -- Iris Murdoch, the novelist and philosopher, to whom Mr. Bayley is married -- is still quite alive ... Read full review
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JAMA -- Elegy for Iris, September 15, 1999, Frankenburg 282 (11): 1093
Elegy for Iris. by John Bayley, 275 pp, with illus, $22.95, ... In Elegy for Iris, John Bayley describes his life with the writer Iris Murdoch (1919-1999), ...
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Editorial: Elegy for Iris. For many philosophers, Iris Murdoch is a guiding light. In 1961, ... In his ‘Elegy for Iris: Scenes from an ...
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Elegy for Iris is a 1999 memoir by John Bayley, about his marriage to fellow author Iris Murdoch, who suffered from Alzheimer's disease in her last years. ...
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With fortunate timing, he seized the short period when a book such as his could be written: an "Elegy" for Iris after her death would have told a different ...
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In his memoir Elegy for Iris John Bayley portrays his brilliant wife lovingly but unsentimentally. "She was a superior being, and I knew that superior ...