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Imagining Ageing : Representations of Age and Ageing in Anglophone Literatures, Paperback / softback Book

Imagining Ageing : Representations of Age and Ageing in Anglophone Literatures Paperback / softback

Edited by Carmen Concilio

Part of the Aging Studies series

Description

What do literary texts tell us about growing old? The essays in this volume introduce and explore representations of aging and old age in canonical works of English and postcolonial literature.

The contributors examine texts by William Shakespeare, Daniel Defoe, Julian Barnes, Thomas Kinsella, Seamus Heaney, J.

M. Coetzee, Alice Munro, Witi Ihimaera, and Patricia Grace.

Together with a medical study, they suggest solutions to the challenges arising from the current demographic change brought about by aging Western populations.

Information

  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 212 pages
  • Publisher: Transcript Verlag
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Literary studies: general
  • ISBN: 9783837644265

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