The Resource Late-life love : a memoir, Susan Gubar

Late-life love : a memoir, Susan Gubar

Label
Late-life love : a memoir
Title
Late-life love
Title remainder
a memoir
Statement of responsibility
Susan Gubar
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"'Tender, unsparing, poignant. . . . [A] love story that braids together intimate self-revelation with a rich meditation on the literature of aging.'-- Stephen Greenblatt. On Susan Gubar's seventieth birthday, she receives a beautiful ring from her husband, a gift that startles her into an appreciation of their luck. As she contemplates their sustaining relationship, Susan considers how older lovers differ from their youthful counterparts--and from ageist stereotypes. When her husband encounters age-related disabilities, Susan procrastinates over moving from their burdensome house in the country to a more manageable town apartment by searching out literature on the longevity of desire by authors from Ovid and Shakespeare to Toni Morrison and Marilynne Robinson. During subsequent months of care-giving, her own ongoing cancer treatments, and apartment-hunting, Susan studies the obstacles many older couples overcome and marvels at the passion that buoys her own relationship. A memoir proving that love and desire have no expiration date, Late-Life Love is a resounding retort to negative valuations of old age and a celebration of second chances"--
Tone
Writing style
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10738758
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1944-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gubar, Susan
Dewey number
305.26/20973
Index
no index present
LC call number
HQ1064.U5
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gubar, Susan
  • Older women
  • Love in old age
  • Spouses
  • Women college teachers
  • Love in literature
Target audience
adult
Label
Late-life love : a memoir, Susan Gubar
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Thanksgiving -- A second chance -- Signs of decline -- Falling in love -- The trace -- Props -- Alterations -- Lovesickness -- What's love got to do with it? -- Late-life lechery -- Sunsets -- Cupidity -- Wrinkled in time -- Give and take -- Tequila mockingbird -- Wintering -- Silver threads among the gold -- Recounting the ways -- Enormous changes at the last minute -- Chrisnukkah -- Later
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
337 pages
Isbn
9780393609578
Lccn
2018030538
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Late-life love : a memoir, Susan Gubar
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Thanksgiving -- A second chance -- Signs of decline -- Falling in love -- The trace -- Props -- Alterations -- Lovesickness -- What's love got to do with it? -- Late-life lechery -- Sunsets -- Cupidity -- Wrinkled in time -- Give and take -- Tequila mockingbird -- Wintering -- Silver threads among the gold -- Recounting the ways -- Enormous changes at the last minute -- Chrisnukkah -- Later
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Edition.
Extent
337 pages
Isbn
9780393609578
Lccn
2018030538
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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