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John Bayley

John BayleyAKA John Oliver Bayley

Born: 25-Mar-1925
Birthplace: Lahore, India
Died: 12-Jan-2015
Location of death: Lanzarote, Canary Islands
Cause of death: Heart Failure

Gender: Male
Race or Ethnicity: White
Sexual orientation: Straight
Occupation: Novelist, Critic

Nationality: England
Executive summary: Widower's House

Military service: British Army (1943-47)

Father: F. J. Bayley
Brother: Michael Bayley
Wife: Iris Murdoch (novelist, m. 1956, d. 1999 Alzheimer's)
Wife: Audi Villers (m. 2000, until his death)

    High School: Eton College
    University: Oxford University
    Professor: Warton Professor of English, Oxford University (1974-92)

Author of books:
The Characters of Love (1960)
The Characters of Love: A Study in the Literature of Personality (1962, criticism)
Tolstoy and the Novel (1966, criticism)
Pushkin: A Comparative Commentary (1971, criticism)
The Uses of Division: Unity and Disharmony in Literature (1976, criticism)
Shakespeare and Tragedy (1981, criticism)
The Order of Battle at Trafalgar and Other Essays (1987, essays)
Housman's Poems (1992, criticism)
Alice (1994, novel)
The Queer Captain (1995, novel)
George's Lair (1996, novel)
Iris: a Memoir of Iris Murdoc (1998)
The Red Hat (1998, novel)
Elegy for Iris (1999)
Iris and the Friends: A Year of Memories (1999)
Widower's House: A Study in Bereavement (2001)
Iris And Her Friends: A Memoir Of Memory And Desire (2001)
Hand Luggage: a Personal Anthology (2001)


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