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Lady in the DarkIris Barry and the Art of Film$
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Robert Sitton

Print publication date: 2014

Print ISBN-13: 9780231165785

Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: November 2015

DOI: 10.7312/columbia/9780231165785.001.0001

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Victory and Defeat

Victory and Defeat

(p.141) 12 Victory and Defeat
Lady in the Dark

Robert Sitton

Columbia University Press

This chapter focuses on Iris Barry's career lows in 1930. After her marriage to Alan Porter, and feeling the pinch of earning the family income, Iris decided to write her second novel. Here Is Thy Victory (1930) considers the meaning of death by imagining what the world would be like if mortality were suspended for a fortnight. She then wrote to her ex Lewis, asking him to say something good in its favor, which he flat out refused to do. As the publication date for the novel neared, Iris lost her job at the Daily Mail after a falling out with her editor. Following these setbacks, Iris decided to move to America with Alan. She arrived in New York City in late 1930.

Keywords:   novels, Here Is Thy Victory, New York City, Daily Mail, Alan Porter

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