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By Sara M. Deats,Lagretta Lenker

Viewing inventive works in the course of the lens of either modern gerontological conception and postmodernist techniques, the contributing students study literary remedies, cinematic depictions, and creative snap shots of getting older from Shakespeare to Hemingway, from Horton Foote to Disney, from Rembrandt to Alice Neale, whereas additionally evaluating the attitudes towards getting older in local American, African American, and Anglo American literature. The examples reveal that lengthy prior to gerontologists counseled a Janus-faced version of getting older, artists have been celebrating the variety of the aged, demanding the bio-medical equation of senescence with inevitable senility. Underlying all of this dialogue is the enterprise conviction that cultural texts build in addition to encode the traditional perceptions in their society; that literature, the humanities, and the media not just reflect society's mores yet may also aid to create and implement them.

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