University at Albany
Jeffrey Berman

Companionship in Grief: Love and Loss in the Memoirs of C.S. Lewis, John Bayley, Donald Hall, Joan Didion, and Calvin Trillin (2010)
by Jeffrey Berman

Distinguished Teaching Professor of English Jeffrey Berman shines a light on memoirs that deal with the death of a spouse: C.S. Lewis's A Grief Observed; John Bayley's writings on Iris Murdoch, including Elegy for Iris; Donald Hall's The Best Day the Worst Day; Joan Didion's best-selling The Year of Magical Thinking; and Calvin Trillin's About Alice