Traces of Aging : Old Age and Memory in Contemporary Narrative, Paperback / softback Book

Traces of Aging : Old Age and Memory in Contemporary Narrative Paperback / softback

Edited by Marta Cerezo Moreno, Nieves Pascual Soler

Part of the Aging Studies series

Description

This collection consists of eight essays that examine the way narratives determine our understanding of old age and condition how the experience is lived.

The contributors to this volume base their analysis on the concept of "narrative identity" developed by Paul Ricoeur, built upon the idea that fiction makes life, and on his definition of the "trace" as the mark of time.

By investigating the traces of aging imprinted in a series of literary and filmic works, they dismantle the narrative of old age as decline and foreclosure to assemble one of transformation and growth.

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  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 192 pages
  • Publisher: Transcript Verlag
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Film theory & criticism
  • ISBN: 9783837634396

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