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The Resource Age rage and going gently : stories of the senescent subject in twentieth-century French writing, Oliver Davis

Age rage and going gently : stories of the senescent subject in twentieth-century French writing, Oliver Davis

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Age rage and going gently : stories of the senescent subject in twentieth-century French writing
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Age rage and going gently
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stories of the senescent subject in twentieth-century French writing
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Oliver Davis
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Language
eng
Summary
"This wide-ranging study looks at how the ageing process has alternately been figured in and excluded from twentieth-century French literature, philosophy and psychoanalysis. It espouses a critical interdisciplinarity and calls into question the assumptions underlying much research into ageing in the social sciences, work in which the negative aspects of growing older are almost invariably suppressed. It offers a major reappraisal of Simone de Beauvoir's great but neglected late treatise, La Vieillesse, and presents the first substantial discussion of a lost documentary film about old age in which Beauvoir appears and which she helped to write, Promenade au Pays de la Vieillesse. Questioning Beauvoir's own rather reductive reading of Gide's work on old age, this study analyses the way in which his Journal and Ainsi soit-il experiment with a range of representational models for the senescent subject. The encounter between psychoanalysis and ageing is framed by a reading of Violette Leduc's autobiographical trilogy, in which she suggests that psychoanalysis, to its detriment, simply cannot allow ageing to signify. This claim is tested in a critical survey of recent theoretical and clinical work by psychoanalysts interested in ageing in France, the UK and the US. Lastly, Herve Guibert's recently republished photo-novel about his elderly great-aunts, Suzanne et Louise, is examined as a work of intergenerational empathy and is found, in addition, to be an important statement of his photographic aesthetic. Navigating between the extremes of fury ('age rage') and serene acceptance ('going gently'), this study aims throughout to examine the role which ageing plays in formal, as well as thematic, terms in writing the life of the subject."--Jacket
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1977-
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Davis, Oliver
Dewey number
840.9/355
Index
index present
LC call number
PQ307.A47
LC item number
D38 2006eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
Faux titre
Series volume
283
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  • French literature
  • Aging in literature
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Aging in literature
  • French literature
  • Ouderdom
  • Bellettrie
  • Frans
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Age rage and going gently : stories of the senescent subject in twentieth-century French writing, Oliver Davis
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-218) and index
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online resource
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cr
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rdacarrier
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multicolored
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Age Rage and Going Gently; Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Chapter One Gerontology against ontology in Beauvoir's La Vieillesse; Chapter Two André Gide's split senescent subject; Chapter Three Violette Leduc and the problem with psychoanalysis; Chapter Four Towards a psychoanalytic approach to senescent subjectivity; Chapter Five Beauvoir as biographer and autobiographer of the ageing subject; Chapter Six Hervé Guibert's intergenerational photo-text; Conclusion; Appendix 1 Interview with Marianne Ahrne, director ofPromenade Au Pays De La Vieillesse (12 May 2001, Stockholm); Index
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126879446
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1 online resource (225 pages).
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online
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9789042020269
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rdamedia
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c
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9789042020269
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not applicable
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remote
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(OCoLC)126879446
Label
Age rage and going gently : stories of the senescent subject in twentieth-century French writing, Oliver Davis
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-218) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Age Rage and Going Gently; Contents; Acknowledgements; Introduction; Chapter One Gerontology against ontology in Beauvoir's La Vieillesse; Chapter Two André Gide's split senescent subject; Chapter Three Violette Leduc and the problem with psychoanalysis; Chapter Four Towards a psychoanalytic approach to senescent subjectivity; Chapter Five Beauvoir as biographer and autobiographer of the ageing subject; Chapter Six Hervé Guibert's intergenerational photo-text; Conclusion; Appendix 1 Interview with Marianne Ahrne, director ofPromenade Au Pays De La Vieillesse (12 May 2001, Stockholm); Index
Control code
126879446
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (225 pages).
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9789042020269
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
9789042020269
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)126879446

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