Aging in Literature: A Reader's Guide
American Library Association, 1990 - Literary Criticism - 145 pages
With more older adults in the population today than ever before and with predictions of a continuing increase in the future, more interest than ever before exists in the truths of older life. Yahnke and Eastman have responded to this interest by compiling thoughtful annotations focusing on over 150 novels, plays, stories, poems and nonfiction works here in Ageing in Literature.
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