By Panthea Reid

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 speedy pupil. till John’s unexpected demise in 2015, they shared a four-decades-long love affair and literary partnership. physique and Soul unveils their deep romantic bond that begun within the halls of Louisiana nation 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 examine. 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 relatives 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 kinfolk deepened and grew. After retiring from their educating professions, the couple moved to Princeton, New Jersey. Panthea had by means of now accomplished biographies of Virginia Woolf and may entire one other on Tillie Olsen. John pursued his speedy learn, ultimately taking on the venture of finishing the manuscript of Swift’s Word-Book—a dictionary fast created for a feminine spouse named Esther Johnson. Reid narrates the surprise of her husband’s premature demise and stocks the painful, occasionally a laugh, consistently heartfelt tale of her trip towards therapeutic, in which she started writing back and in addition 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 an inventory of urged assets, physique and Soul presents a roadmap for these additionally struggling with loss and grief. regardless of the heartbreak, Reid’s tale eventually celebrates existence and the facility of love.

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