Traces of Aging

Old Age and Memory in Contemporary Narrative

Edited by Marta Cerezo Moreno and Nieves Pascual Soler

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Traces of Aging

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Pub Date: August 2016

ISBN: 9783837634396

192 Pages

Format: Paperback

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Traces of Aging

Old Age and Memory in Contemporary Narrative

Edited by Marta Cerezo Moreno and Nieves Pascual Soler

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This collection consists of eight essays that examine the way narratives determine our understanding of old age and condition how the experience is lived. The contributors to this volume base their analysis on the concept of "narrative identity" developed by Paul Ricoeur, built upon the idea that fiction makes life, and on his definition of the "trace" as the mark of time. By investigating the traces of aging imprinted in a series of literary and filmic works, they dismantle the narrative of old age as decline and foreclosure to assemble one of transformation and growth.

About the Author

Marta Cerezo Moreno teaches English literature at the Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Spain.

Nieves Pascual Soler teaches American literature at the University of Jaén, Spain.