Elegy for Iris

Elegy for Iris

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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: New York : Picador USA, 2000, c1999
Edition: 1st Picador USA pbk. ed. --
ISBN: 9780312253820
Branch Call Number: 823.914 Murdo -B
Characteristics: 275 p


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ser_library May 16, 2017

same text as Memoir of Iris

Dec 28, 2010

The film is called simply "Iris".

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