John Bayley is a regular contributor to the New York Review of Books and a retired professor at Oxford University. He is the author of Elegy for Iris, a memoir. He lives in Oxford.
Sweet memories of the distant past are juxtaposed with present agonies as Bayley, a retired Oxford don, novelist, and critic, concludes the story of wife, Iris Murdoch's struggle with Alzheimer's disease in this piercing follow-up to Elegy for Iris (1998). Read full book review >