Aging and Its Discontents: Freud and Other Fictions

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Indiana University Press, Jan 1, 1991 - Literary Criticism - 244 pages
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Contents

Reading Freud Aging Castration and Inertia
26
The Mirror Stage of Old Age Marcel Prousts The Past
53
Narcissism Aggression
73
Gender Generational Identity and Aging Eva Figess
92
Between Mourning and Melancholia Roland Barthess
110
The Transitional Object of the Oldest Age Samuel
131
Youthfulness as a Masquerade Denial Resistance
147
Phantasms of the Aging Body The CompanionEmpty
167
EPILOGUE
192
WORKS CITED
229
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