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Iris: A Memoir of Iris Murdoch

John Bayley

ISBN 10: 0349114293 / ISBN 13: 9780349114293
Verlag: Abacus, 2001
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Titel: Iris: A Memoir of Iris Murdoch

Verlag: Abacus

Erscheinungsdatum: 2001

Einband: Paperback

Zustand: Very Good.

Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Dust Jacket Included

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John Bayley's account of his long and loving marriage to the great novelist Iris Murdoch takes us on a journey, from their love affair's comically inauspicious beginnings in the Oxford of the early fifties (Bayley courted Iris on account of her unchallenging plain looks and their first date consisted of a revolting dinner followed by a disastrous dance when Iris sprained her ankle) to its slow and painful closure when the onset of Alzheimer's more than forty years later, which should be devastating. Yet as Bayley charts the gradual dissolution of Iris's remarkable intellect side by side with the detail of their gloriously eccentric and profoundly satisfying life together, what emerges is the complex portrait of an enigmatic and brilliant woman and of a marriage of quite extraordinary, unforced happiness, and some remarkable insight into the richly mysterious symbolism of Iris Murdoch's novels. Wry, intelligent, and unexpectedly hilarious, IRIS is an unforgettable inquiry into the nature of love and identity and a uniquely moving articulation of loss.

About the Author:

John Bayley is the author of ALICE, THE QUEER CAPTAIN,GEORGE'S LAIR and THE RED HAT. He was Warton Professor of English at the University of Oxford and is a fellow of St Catherine's College.

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