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    Out of time: the pleasures and perils of ageing

    Segal, Lynne (2013) Out of time: the pleasures and perils of ageing. London, UK: Verso. ISBN 9781781681398.

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    Book synopsis: In the footsteps of Simone de Beauvoir, Diana Athill and writers, poets and thinkers who have all written about the fears, liberation and experience of ageing, Out of Time looks at the perils and potential pleasures of growing old. It is a brave and powerful refusal to disappear, a rallying cry for the persistence of life after sixty, and a convincing rebuttal of the war of the generations and the end of baby-boomer bashing. Combining memoir, analysis and politics, Segal explores the problems of dealing with loss and how to find victory in survival. She raises the possibilities of continued desire and identity where often the aged are become forgotten and increasingly invisible. This is a brave book with a polemical argument on the paradoxes, struggles and advantages of ageing.


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