Iris and Her Friends: A Memoir of Memory and Desire

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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

Author: John Bayley
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Published: 11/17/2000
Pages: 288
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.61lbs
Size: 7.00h x 5.00w x 0.65d
ISBN13: 9780393320794
ISBN10: 0393320790
BISAC Categories:
- Biography & Autobiography | Literary Figures
- Family & Relationships | Death, Grief, Bereavement
- Health & Fitness | Diseases | Nervous System (incl. Brain)