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On aging : revolt and resignation

Author: Jean Améry
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©1994.
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On Aging, the first of Jean Amery's books after At the Mind's Limits, is a powerful and profound work on the process of aging and the limited but real defenses available to those experiencing the process. Each essay covers a set of issues about growing old. "Existence and the Passage of Time" focuses on the way aging makes the old progressively see time as the essence of their existence. "Stranger to Oneself" is a  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Améry, Jean.
On aging.
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©1994
(OCoLC)624431130
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jean Améry
ISBN: 0253306752 9780253306753
OCLC Number: 29315296
Description: xxiii, 132 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Existence and the Passage of Time --
Stranger to Oneself --
The Look of Others --
Not to Understand the World Anymore --
To Live with Dying.
Other Titles: Über das Altern.
Responsibility: Jean Améry ; translated by John D. Barlow.

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Talks about the process of aging and the limited, but real defenses available to those experiencing the process. This book focuses on the way aging makes the old progressively see time as the essence  Read more...

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" ... if Amery's pessimism disparages life, his humanism reaffirms it. By trying to make sense of our existence, Amery reminds us of why human life is precious." Alan Wolfe, The New Republic "The Read more...

 
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