Elegy for Iris

Elegy for Iris

Large Print - 1999
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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 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.
Publisher: Thorndike, Me. : G.K. Hall, 1999
ISBN: 9780783885643
0783885644
Branch Call Number: LP 823 BAY
Characteristics: 283 p

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ser_library May 16, 2017

same text as Memoir of Iris

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bigreader69
Dec 28, 2010

The film is called simply "Iris".

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