Rahel Rivera Godoy-Benesch

The Production of Lateness

Old Age and Creativity in Contemporary Narrative
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This study examines how selected authors of the late 20th and early 21st centuries write about their creative processes in old age and thus purposefully produce a late style of their own. Late-life creativity has not always been viewed favourably. Prevalent „peak-and-decline“ models suggest that artists, as they grow old, cease to produce highquality work. Aiming to counter such ageist discourses, the present study proposes a new ethics of reading literary texts by elderly authors. For this purpose, it develops a methodology that consolidates textual analysis with cultural gerontology.
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This study examines how selected authors of the late 20th and early 21st centuries write about their creative processes in old age and thus purposefully produce a late style of their own. Late-life creativity has not always been viewed favourably. Prevalent „peak-and-decline“ models suggest that artists, as they grow old, cease to produce highquality work. Aiming to counter such ageist discourses, the present study proposes a new ethics of reading literary texts by elderly authors. For this purpose, it develops a methodology that consolidates textual analysis with cultural gerontology.


Autoreninformation:
Rahel Rivera Godoy-Benesch ist Anglistin und forscht an der Schnittstelle zwischen Literaturwissenschaft und Gerontologie.
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ISBN 978-3-7720-8698-4
EAN 9783772086984
Bibliographie 1. Auflage
Seiten 205
Format gebunden
Ausgabename 38698
Verlag A. Francke Verlag
Autor Rahel Rivera Godoy-Benesch
Erscheinungsdatum 11.05.2020
Lieferzeit 1-3 Tage