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The Resource Widower's house : a study in bereavement, or how Margot and Mella forced me to flee my home, John Bayley

Widower's house : a study in bereavement, or how Margot and Mella forced me to flee my home, John Bayley

Label
Widower's house : a study in bereavement, or how Margot and Mella forced me to flee my home
Title
Widower's house
Title remainder
a study in bereavement, or how Margot and Mella forced me to flee my home
Statement of responsibility
John Bayley
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Little did retired professor John Bayley realize when he lost Iris Murdoch, his beloved wife of forty-four years, that life would never be the same again. First came thousands of sympathy notes from lovers of Murdoch's novels and fans of Bayley's own poignant memoir, Elegy for Iris. But more alarming were the hundreds of calls from seemingly well-meaning women, many of whom rang Bayley's doorbell in Oxford, bearing cakes, casserole dishes, and delivering pep talks designed to cheer up the widower of their dreams." "Here, in Widower's House: A Study in Bereavement or How Margot and Mella Forced Me to Flee My Home, Bayley tells the painful, inspirational, and ultimately uplifting story of how he had to grapple with his fate as a man by beginning life anew in his mid-seventies. Like millions of other widows and widowers, Bayley, as he relates it, found himself emotionally unprepared for the responsibilities and burdens that confront people who suddenly find themselves alone. He hadn't realized how differently you are treated when you are not part of a couple, and how you must learn to respond to friends, family members, and total strangers in completely different ways."--BOOK JACKET
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1925-2015
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Bayley, John
Dewey number
  • 823/.914
  • B
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR6052.A877
LC item number
Z475 2001
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bayley, John
  • Novelists, English
  • Oxford (England)
  • Widowers
  • Bereavement
Label
Widower's house : a study in bereavement, or how Margot and Mella forced me to flee my home, John Bayley
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
45700377
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
246 pages
Isbn
9780393025613
Lccn
00069570
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Widower's house : a study in bereavement, or how Margot and Mella forced me to flee my home, John Bayley
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
45700377
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
246 pages
Isbn
9780393025613
Lccn
00069570
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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