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Author Small, Helen.

Title The long life / Helen Small
Published Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2007
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 346 pages)
Contents Introduction; 1. The Platonic Threshold; 2. On Seeing the End; 3. Narrative Unity of Lives; 4. The Power of Choosing; 5. Where Self-Interest Ends; 6. The Bounded Life; 7. Now or Never; 8. Evolved Senescence; Conclusion; Bibliography; Notes; Index
Summary The first major consideration of old age in Western philosophy and literature since Simone de Beauvoir's The Coming of Age, Helen Small ranges widely from Plato through to recent work by Derek Parfit, Bernard Williams and others, and from King Lear through Balzac, Dickens, Beckett, Stevie Smith, Bellow, Roth, and Coetzee. - ;The Long Life invites the reader to range widely from the writings of Plato through to recent philosophical work by Derek Parfit, Bernard Williams, and others, and from Shakespeare's King Lear through works by Thomas Mann, Balzac, Dickens, Beckett, Stevie Smith, Philip La
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 273-290) and index
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Subject Old age in literature.
Old age -- Philosophy.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0191528056 (electronic bk.)
0199229937 (Cloth)
9780191528057 (electronic bk.)
9780199229932 (Cloth)