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The lioness in winter : writing an old woman's life

Author: Ann Burack-Weiss
Publisher: New York : Columbia University Press, [2015]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Ann Burack-Weiss, a gerontologist with more than forty years of experience, analyzes and engages with the writings of a dozen well-known authors for insights into old age. Featured are Maya Angelou, Colette, Simone de Beauvoir, Joan Didion, M.F.K Fisher, Doris Grumbach, Carolyn Heilburn, Doris Lessing, Florida Scott-Maxwell, May Sarton, Anne Roiphe, and Alexis Kate Shulman, among others, all of whom wrote about  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ann Burack-Weiss
ISBN: 9780231151849 0231151845 9780231151856 0231151853 0231525338 9780231525336
OCLC Number: 906027733
Description: xx, 185 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Preface Acknowledgments Introduction: Aging, I Wrote 1. Who Is That Old Woman? 2. What She Thinks About Some Times, Some Days, About Some Things 3. I Had Looked at Myself in the Full-Length Mirror 4. How We Are with Each Other 5. But Who Were They? 6. There Is a Grace in Death, There Is Life 7. My Map of a Place 8. Interested in Big Things and Happy in Small Ways 9. Just Show Up 10. Fierce with Reality Conclusion: Aging, I Write Afterword: Bright as Stars in the Heaven of My Mind Annotated Readings References
Other Titles: Writing an old woman's life
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A gerontological social worker--now in her seventies--draws on the late-life writing of noted women authors for emotional and practical guidance as she navigates aging.  Read more...

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The Lioness in Winter speaks to pain, illness, reflection, and even suicide. Given the author's experience as a researcher-once a middle-aged scholar who believed in the texts that we use to train Read more...

 
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