Traces of Aging

Old Age and Memory in Contemporary Narrative

This collection consists of eight essays that examine the way narratives determine our understanding of old age and condition how the experience is lived. Contributors to this volume have based 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 »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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24 February 2016, 192 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8376-3439-6

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Book title
Traces of Aging Old Age and Memory in Contemporary Narrative
Publisher
transcript Verlag
Pages
192
Features
kart., Klebebindung
ISBN
978-3-8376-3439-6
DOI
10.14361/9783839434390
Commodity Group
1728
BIC-Code
JFSP31 DSB JFC
BISAC-Code
SOC013000 LIT000000 SOC022000
THEMA-Code
JBSP4 DSB JBCC
Release date
24 February 2016
Edition
1
Topics
Literatur, Alter
Readership
Literary Criticism, Aging Studies, Memory Studies, Philosophy, Sociology
Keywords/Tags
Old Age, Aging, Experience, Memory, Trace, Narrative, Time, Narrative Identity, Paul Ricoeur, Aging Studies, Cultural Studies, General Literature Studies, Sociology of Culture

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