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The Art of Growing Older: Writers on Living and Aging
Wayne Booth has selected, and has been inspired by, the works by some of our greatest writers on the art of growing older. In this widely praisedanthology he shows that the very making of art is in itself a victory over time.Culled chiefly from great literary works, this unusual compendium of prose and poetry . . . highlights the physical and emotional aspects of aging. . ...more
Paperback, 386 pages
Published December 15th 1996 by University Of Chicago Press
(first published 1992)
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I found the book enjoyable at times, and at other times extremely annoying. Why? The title of the book is a little misleading; it should be “Poets on living and aging” as that is the majority of the writings. Not that there's anything wrong with that but, I do not care for rhyming poetry of any kind (which is the majority), to me it feels too contrived and distracting. For those that admire the topic and poetry, I would recommend it. Other than that, I really liked Booth's writing and consider t ...more