By Leni Marshall
In full of life, obtainable prose, this e-book expands the succeed in and intensity of age reports. A evaluation of age reports tools in thought, 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to work out how their very own intersectional identities form their ideals approximately age, getting older, and outdated age.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 experiences works. as well as the learn of those nonfiction texts, the poetry and prose of Doris Lessing, Lucille Clifton, and Louise Erdrich function autos for exploring how age kin paintings, together with how they invoke readers into kinships of reciprocal care as othermothers, otherdaughters, and otherelders. The literary chapters learn how talented 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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Age Becomes Us: Bodies and Gender in Time (SUNY series in Feminist Criticism and Theory) by Leni Marshall