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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
"During a difficult year, acclaimed writer Susan Gubar celebrates her lasting partnership and the reciprocity of lovers in later life. On Gubar's seventieth birthday, she receives a beautiful ring from her husband. As she contemplates their sustaining relationship, she begins to consider how older lovers differ from their youthful counterparts--and from ageist stereotypes. While her husband confronts age-related disabilities that effectively ground them, Susan dawdles over the logistics of moving from their cherished country house to a more manageable place in town and starts seeking out literature on the changing seasons of desire. Throughout the complications of devoted caregiving, her own ongoing cancer treatments, apartment hunting, the dismantling of a household, and perplexity over the breakdown of a treasured friendship, Susan finds consolation in books and movies. Works by writers from Ovid and Shakespeare to Gabriel García Márquez and Marilynne Robinson lead Susan to appraise the obstacles many senior couples overcome: the unique sexuality of bodies beyond their prime as well as the trials of retirement, adult children, physical infirmities, the multiplications or subtractions of memory, and the aftereffects of trauma. On the page and in life, Susan realizes that age cannot wither love. A memoir proving that the heart's passions have no expiration date, Late-Life Love rejoices in second chances."--Dust jacket
Summary
An acclaimed writer contemplates and celebrates her relationship with her husband, describing how she learned to confront and deal with the many obstacles faced by senior couples including retirement, adult children, sexuality, and memory issues
Tone
Writing style
Biography type
autobiography
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10738758
Cataloging source
LBSOR/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1944-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gubar, Susan
Dewey number
305.26/20973
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Gubar, Susan
  • Older women
  • Older couples
  • Older people
  • Love in old age
  • Spouses
  • Women college teachers
  • Love in literature
  • Love in literature
  • Love in old age
  • Older women
  • Spouses
  • Women college teachers
  • United States
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
  • LITERARY CRITICISM / Books & Reading
  • PSYCHOLOGY / Developmental / Adulthood & Aging
  • SELF-HELP / Aging
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
Part I: Fellow travelers. Thanksgiving ; A second chance ; Signs of decline ; Falling in love ; The trace ; Props -- Part II: Grounded. Alterations ; Lovesickness ; What's love got to do with it? ; Late-life lechery ; Sunsets ; Cupidity ; Wrinkled in time ; Give and take ; Tequila mockingbird -- Part III: Vacating the premises. Wintering ; Silver threads among the gold ; Recounting the ways ; Enormous changes at the last minute ; Chrisnukkah ; Later
Control code
on1057242652
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
337 pages
Isbn
9780393609578
Lccn
2018030538
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1057242652
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
Part I: Fellow travelers. Thanksgiving ; A second chance ; Signs of decline ; Falling in love ; The trace ; Props -- Part II: Grounded. Alterations ; Lovesickness ; What's love got to do with it? ; Late-life lechery ; Sunsets ; Cupidity ; Wrinkled in time ; Give and take ; Tequila mockingbird -- Part III: Vacating the premises. Wintering ; Silver threads among the gold ; Recounting the ways ; Enormous changes at the last minute ; Chrisnukkah ; Later
Control code
on1057242652
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
337 pages
Isbn
9780393609578
Lccn
2018030538
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1057242652

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