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The Resource Losing it : in which an aging professor laments his shrinking brain, which he flatters himself formerly did him noble service, William Ian Miller

Losing it : in which an aging professor laments his shrinking brain, which he flatters himself formerly did him noble service, William Ian Miller

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Losing it : in which an aging professor laments his shrinking brain, which he flatters himself formerly did him noble service
Title
Losing it
Title remainder
in which an aging professor laments his shrinking brain, which he flatters himself formerly did him noble service
Statement of responsibility
William Ian Miller
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A thoughtful and humorous look at the horrors of old age enlists the wisdom of the ancients to explore the myriad ways to be in decline, the fear of losing mental faculties, and the inevitable advent of sags, aches, pains, and failing joints and organs
Tone
Writing style
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10034434
Cataloging source
DLC
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1946-
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Miller, William Ian
Dewey number
305.26092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HQ1061
LC item number
.M534 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Old age
  • Aging
  • Old age in literature
  • Aging in literature
  • Miller, William Ian
Target audience
adult
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in which an aging professor laments his shrinking brain, ...
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Losing it : in which an aging professor laments his shrinking brain, which he flatters himself formerly did him noble service, William Ian Miller
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Publication
Note
"A plaint, tragi-comical, historical, vengeful, sometimes satirical and thankful in six parts, if his memory does yet serve."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [301]-316) and index
Contents
The you behind your eyes is out of date -- Can you recall what you had for dinner, Cronus? -- Shrink wrap -- Old views of old age -- Older, yes, but wiser? -- The dark side of wisdom -- Homo querelus (man the complainer) -- Old saints, old killers, and more complaints -- Complaining against the most high -- Giving up smoting for good -- Paralysis of the spirit -- Yes, you can take it with you -- Owing the dead -- Going soft -- Little things; or, what if? -- Defying augury -- Frankly, I do give a damn -- Going through all these things twice -- Do not go gentle: a valediction
Control code
2011014102
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
viii, 328 p.
Isbn
9780300171013
Lccn
2011014102
Other physical details
ill.
Label
Losing it : in which an aging professor laments his shrinking brain, which he flatters himself formerly did him noble service, William Ian Miller
Publication
Note
"A plaint, tragi-comical, historical, vengeful, sometimes satirical and thankful in six parts, if his memory does yet serve."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [301]-316) and index
Contents
The you behind your eyes is out of date -- Can you recall what you had for dinner, Cronus? -- Shrink wrap -- Old views of old age -- Older, yes, but wiser? -- The dark side of wisdom -- Homo querelus (man the complainer) -- Old saints, old killers, and more complaints -- Complaining against the most high -- Giving up smoting for good -- Paralysis of the spirit -- Yes, you can take it with you -- Owing the dead -- Going soft -- Little things; or, what if? -- Defying augury -- Frankly, I do give a damn -- Going through all these things twice -- Do not go gentle: a valediction
Control code
2011014102
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
viii, 328 p.
Isbn
9780300171013
Lccn
2011014102
Other physical details
ill.

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