Imagining Ageing

Representations of Age and Ageing in Anglophone Literatures

What do literary texts tell us about growing old? The essays in this volume introduce and explore representations of ageing 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 and, together with a medical study, they suggest solutions to the challenges arising from the current demographic change brought about by ageing Western populations.

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17 October 2018, 212 pages
ISBN: 978-3-8376-4426-5

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Author(s)
Carmen Concilio (ed.)
Book title
Imagining Ageing Representations of Age and Ageing in Anglophone Literatures
Publisher
transcript Verlag
Pages
212
Features
kart., Klebebindung
ISBN
978-3-8376-4426-5
DOI
10.14361/9783839444269
Commodity Group
1728
BIC-Code
JFSP31 JFC DSB
BISAC-Code
SOC013000 SOC022000 LIT000000
THEMA-Code
JBSP4 JBCC DSB
Release date
17 October 2018
Edition
1
Topics
Literatur, Alter
Readership
English Studies, American Studies, Literature, Film, Cultural Studies
Keywords/Tags
Anglophone Literatures, Aging, Geriatrics, World Literature, Film, Medicine, Aging Studies, Literature, Cultural Studies, General Literature Studies, British Studies, English Literature

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