The Coming of Age

As the definitive research of the common challenge of getting older, The Coming of Age is "a excellent fulfillment" (Marc Slonin, New York Times).

What do the phrases aged, outdated, and elderly fairly suggest? How are they utilized by society, and the way in flip do they outline the iteration that we're taught to recognize and love yet as a substitute castigate and stay away from? most significantly, how is our therapy of this iteration a mirrored image of our society's values and priorities?

In The Coming of Age, Simone de Beauvoir seeks better realizing of our belief of elders. With bravery, tenacity, and forceful honesty, she courses us on a examine spanning 1000 years and a number of assorted international locations and cultures to supply a transparent and alarming photograph of "Society's mystery shame"--the separation and distance from our groups that the previous needs to undergo and suffer.

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