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On aging : revolt and resignation

Author: Jean Améry
Publisher: Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©1994.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Améry, Jean.
On aging.
Bloomington : Indiana University Press, ©1994
(DLC) 93041804
(OCoLC)29315296
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jean Améry
ISBN: 058510865X 9780585108650
OCLC Number: 44958269
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (xxiii, 132 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
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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