By Leni Marshall
In energetic, obtainable prose, this booklet expands the achieve and intensity of age reports. A overview of age stories tools in conception, literature, and perform leads readers to work out how their very own intersectional identities form their ideals approximately age, getting older, and outdated age.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 examine of those nonfiction texts, the poetry and prose of Doris Lessing, Lucille Clifton, and Louise Erdrich function autos for exploring how age relatives paintings, together with how they invoke readers into kinships of reciprocal care as othermothers, otherdaughters, and otherelders. The literary chapters learn how proficient storytellers supply enactments, portrayals, and metaphorical makes use of of age to create transformative potential.
Leni Marshall is affiliate Professor of English on the collage 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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