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Iris Trilogy: Memoirs of Iris Murdoch (editie cartonata)

Iris Trilogy: Memoirs of Iris Murdoch (editie cartonata)
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Iris Trilogy: Memoirs of Iris Murdoch (editie cartonata)
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  • ISBN: 9780715653968
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'The greatest love story of our age.' Observer

'A brave and poignant portrait of a very English marriage.' Roy Porter, The Times

Dame Iris Murdoch (1919-1999) was one of the greatest British novelists and philosophers of the twentieth century. She read philosophy at Oxford where she met and later married John Bayley, a literary critic and fellow novelist. So began a forty-year, intense and unconventional but happy marriage, detailed in the classic memoir Iris - a bestselling book that was later adapted to an Oscar-winning film starring Judi Dench.

Despite Iris's extramarital affairs with men and women throughout their long marriage - which John always suspected - their bond was unbreakable, and his memoir beautifully captures their child-like moments of bliss: walking in forests, swimming together in streams, and sharing hot cups of coffee on crisp mornings. These are touching but poignant stories with the knowledge that Iris and her grand intellect would eventually succumb to Alzheimer's disease. John would care for her single-handedly for five years, the last of which he writes about in Iris and the Friends that also describes her peaceful passing. Finally, he reflects on his bereavement and the void that is left when a soulmate departs in A Widower's House.

All three books are told by the person who knew Iris best, with gentle humour - at times unbearably moving - in his portrayal of a remarkable woman.

*** PRAISE FOR THE IRIS TRILOGY ***

'A unique glimpse into the alchemy of marriage... a work of art.' Victoria Glendinning, Daily Telegraph

'It is hard to do justice to the tenderness with which, in exquisite, measured prose and surprising detail, he evokes their marriage.' Sunday Times

'Love has everything and nothing to do with it. John Bayley has set the gold standard for a debased currency.' Guardian

'Moving and comic there is humour in everything he writes.' Beryl Bainbridge

'One of the most moving, and therefore gripping, love letters ever written.' Daily Telegraph

'Wholly absorbing I can't imagine anyone writing about their wife (or husband) with more love, compassion or self-awareness.' Evening Standard

'John Bayley has produced some of this century's greatest literary criticism. In this book, we witness the same delicate genius at work, and also at play.' Susie Boyt, Express

'Few of us are able to sit down with the right words, the perfect truths, let alone talk about an arrangement so secret as marriage. John Bayley has done it.' Candice McWilliam, Mail on Sunday

'Wonderfully vivid and affectionate this book is not merely autobiography. It is a continuation of Bayley's great work as a critic.' A.N. Wilson, Literary Review

'A brave and brilliant book the totality of her fiction is enriched, not diminished, by the addition to it both of of John's own fiction and of his Memoir.' TLS'A brilliant biography It is the most surprising of love stories, tragic-comic, gentle, masterly and wise in its overarching long view.' Financial Times
Detalii
Autor JOHN, Bayley
An apariţie 2020
Editura Duckworth 
Nr pagini 572
Dimensiuni 24.1 x 16.5 cm
Format Hardback
Cuvinte cheie: john bayley