To Live in the Center of the Moment: Literary Autobiographies of Aging

To Live in the Center of the Moment: Literary Autobiographies of Aging

by Barbara Frey Waxman

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Overview

In To Live in the Center of the Moment, Barbara Frey Waxman examines the emergence of the evocative literature of aging and demonstrates how these autobiographies challenge negative cultural associations of old age. Waxman has selected narratives that focus not on the broad sweep of a person's life but on the period when aging becomes central to the subject's definition of self. The author shows how assessing these literary autobiographies has changed her perceptions and helped her come to terms with impending old age.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780813917573
Publisher: University of Virginia Press
Publication date: 12/29/1997
Series: Age Studies Series
Pages: 185
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Barbara Frey Waxman is Professor of English at the University of North Carolina, Wilmington.

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