By Leni Marshall

Deconstructs fiction and nonfiction to extra understandings of ways getting older and outdated age are created.

In energetic, available prose, this booklet expands the succeed in and intensity of age reviews. A assessment of age stories tools in idea, literature, and perform leads readers to determine how their very own intersectional identities form their ideals approximately age, getting older, and previous age. This examine asks readers to interrogate the “texts” of menopause, self-help books on getting older, and foundational age reviews works. as well as the research of those nonfiction texts, the poetry and prose of Doris Lessing, Lucille Clifton, and Louise Erdrich function autos for exploring how age family paintings, together with how they invoke readers into kinships of reciprocal care as othermothers, otherdaughters, and otherelders. The literary chapters learn how talented storytellers offer enactments, portrayals, and metaphorical makes use of of age to create transformative potential.

Leni Marshall is affiliate Professor of English on the college of Wisconsin–Stout and the coeditor (with Valerie Barnes Lipscomb) of Staging Age: The functionality of Age in Theatre, Dance, and Film.

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