By Panthea Reid

ISBN-10: 1941948030

ISBN-13: 9781941948033

In physique and Soul: A Memoir of affection, Loss, and therapeutic, biographer Panthea Reid tells the tale of her love affair along with her husband, John Fischer, a Woodrow Wilson Fellow and Jonathan rapid pupil. till John’s surprising demise in 2015, they shared a four-decades-long love affair and literary partnership. physique and Soul unveils their deep romantic bond that all started within the halls of Louisiana country college, the place Reid and Fischer met in 1974. years later, they have been married. Reid strains their wealthy literary partnership and stocks their scholarly travels in pursuit of educational study. whereas Reid wove her method from William Faulkner to Virginia Woolf to Tillie Olsen, John deepened his services on his lifelong scholarly topic, Jonathan speedy. jointly they outfitted a kinfolk with Panthea’s son, Reid, from a prior marriage and their daughter, Hannah. during the ups and downs of educational existence and its attendant politics, Panthea and John’s love for every different, for literature, and for his or her relatives deepened and grew. After retiring from their instructing professions, the couple moved to Princeton, New Jersey. Panthea had via now accomplished biographies of Virginia Woolf and may entire one other on Tillie Olsen. John pursued his quick learn, ultimately taking over the venture of finishing the manuscript of Swift’s Word-Book—a dictionary fast created for a feminine better half named Esther Johnson. Reid narrates the surprise of her husband’s premature dying and stocks the painful, occasionally a laugh, consistently heartfelt tale of her trip towards therapeutic, in which she begun writing back and likewise took up the duty of finishing the Word-Book, John’s ultimate, unfinished venture, carrying on with their literary partnership even after his demise. With a listing of recommended assets, physique and Soul presents a roadmap for these additionally struggling with loss and grief. regardless of the heartbreak, Reid’s tale finally celebrates lifestyles and the facility of love.

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