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Title As time goes by : portraits of age / edited by Joy Charnley and Caroline Verdier.
Imprint Newcastle upon Tyne. UK : Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2013.

Subject Aging in literature.
Old age in literature.
Alt Name Charnley, Joy, 1960-
Verdier, Caroline, 1979-
Description 1 online resource (vii, 308 pages)
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Introduction / Joy Charnley and Caroline Verdier -- The ageing mother -- The veiled mirror : epiphany and epicalyptry in contemporary French women's writing about ageing / Jean Anderson -- Memories and nostalgia : discovering the mother in Tahar Ben Jelloun's Sur ma mère / Nancy Arenberg -- To break the looking-glass : writing a mother's ageing, illness and death in Annie Ernaux's Une femme and "Je ne suis pas sortie de ma nuit" / Marzia Caporale -- Women facing old age -- La vieillesse menac̦ante : female ageing in latterday nineteenth-century French society / Danielle Bishop -- Learning to be old : Laure Wyss's literary reflections on the challenge of ageing / Barbara Burns -- As time goes by : old age and the elderly in Maria Judite de Carvalho's Seta despedida / Juliet Perkins -- The quest for Leonora Carrington : the older role model in Monika Maron's novel Ach Glück / Juliet Wigmore -- Fatherhood and age -- Le père Goriot : the depiction of old age and obsession? / Maureen Ramsden -- Life begins at sixty : representations of old age in Emile Zola's Le docteur Pascal / Barbara M. Stone -- Ageing 'heroes' -- Memories and old age : the old Goethe, as seen by Thomas Mann / Hans Hahn -- Respect or ridicule? : the representation of old age in Cervantes's works / Idoya Puig -- Exploring sexuality -- Future age and children : a compensatory "trope of vulnerability" in Llorenc̦ Villalonga's fiction? -- Ageing, masculinity and sexuality in Serge Doubrovsky's L'après-vivre and Un homme de passage / Patrick Saveau -- Creativity and positivity in old age -- "Silent transformations" : ageing and the work of writing in Robert Pinget's Thèo ou le temps neuf / Debra Kelly -- "In my end / is my beginning: " Giuseppe Ungaretti's last works and old-age creativity / Eleanor Parker -- Towards a positive psychology of ageing : a discussion of the representation of old age in the writings of Gabrielle Roy / Julie Rodgers -- Contributors.
Summary "Academic work in a range of disciplines has been making an important contribution to the fraught and confusing debate around ageing, and through writers' consciousness and experience, literature, just like economics, psychology, history and sociology, can provide valuable insights into the attitudes and prejudices prevalent in society. The present volume adds to this burgeoning field by providing a wide spectrum of literary analyses drawing on a range of approaches (Freud, Lacan, Kristeva and feminist theory, amongst others) and covering a broad geographical area (France, Germany, Italy, Portugal, Spain and Switzerland, in addition to Francophone Canada and Morocco). Major writers such as Balzac, Cervantes, Goethe, Mann and Zola are discussed here, as well as a number of important twentieth-century writers (Ben Jelloun, Cixous, Doubrovsky, Ernaux, Roy and Ungaretti) and less well-known figures (Carvalho, Châtelet and Fleutiaux)."-- Publisher website.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781443864862 (electronic bk.)
1443864862 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 884726143
Additional Format Print version: As time goes by 1443842451 (DLC) 2013375949 (OCoLC)822894051

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