Iris: a memoir of Iris Murdoch

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Duckworth, 1998 - Literary Criticism - 189 pages
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In this memoir, Bayley describes the life he has shared with his wife, Iris Murdoch, afflicted with Alzheimer's disease. He explains how he has coped emotionally and practically with the illness that has beset the woman he loves and cherishes.

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User Review  - Kirstie_Innes-Will - LibraryThing

This memoir about Iris Murdoch is written by her husband John Bayley - while it includes some interesting details about the origins of her works, it is increasingly dominated by recording her ... Read full review

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User Review  - bobbieharv - LibraryThing

I reread this because I had recommended it to a friend whose wife also has Alzheimer's. I had remembered it as more about the hard times, the personality changes and the constant caretaking, but it was indeed an elegy. Very beautiful and moving. Read full review

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