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The Midlife Mind: Literature and the Art of Ageing

Hutchinson, Ben (2020) The Midlife Mind: Literature and the Art of Ageing. Reaktion, London, 280 pp. ISBN 978-1-78914-350-8. (The full text of this publication is not currently available from this repository. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided) (KAR id:83409)

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Abstract

The meaning of life is a common concern, but what is the meaning of midlife? With the help of illustrious writers such as Dante, Montaigne, Beauvoir, Goethe, and Beckett, The Midlife Mind sets out to answer this question. Erudite but engaging, it takes a personal approach to that most impersonal of processes, ageing. From the ancients to the moderns, from poets to playwrights, writers have long meditated on how we can remain creative as we move through our middle years. There are no better guides, then, to how we have regarded middle age in the past, how we understand it in the present, and how we might make it as rewarding as possible in the future.

Item Type: Book
Uncontrolled keywords: Midlife crisis, middle age, literature, memoir, non-fiction
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General)
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN851 Comparative Literature
Divisions: Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages
Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages > Comparative Literature
Faculties > Humanities > School of European Culture and Languages > German
Depositing User: Benjamin Hutchinson
Date Deposited: 13 Oct 2020 11:05 UTC
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2020 11:05 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/83409 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Hutchinson, Ben: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3266-5846
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