• Author : Of a Certain Age
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 2011-07-26
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9788184755541
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

Gandhi; Jayaprakash Narayan; Kamaladevi Chattopadhyay; M.S. Subbulakshmi and Jyoti Basu were defined by the epoch they lived in and they; in turn; defined it. Their legacies are part of our lore; not yet of our understanding. Of a Certain Age celebrates twenty such individuals with charming biographical sketches. Gopalkrishna Gandhi illuminates key moments in their lives with personal knowledge; conversations and correspondence. He offers us little-known facts; vivid portrayals of their vulnerabilities and strengths and touches upon the qualities that made them the stuff of legend. In sketches that are sympathetic and frank; intimate and objective; Gopalkrishna Gandhi analyses the public and political trajectories of these figures and explores the events that connect them to the broader horizon of history. Written in elegant and fluid prose; Of a Certain Age provides valuable insights to understanding these remarkable men and women who shaped events in the twentieth century and had a considerable impact on the subcontinent we know today.


  • Author : A Certain Age
  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release Date : 1998-11-05
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 9780141927367
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

'I lost my virginity to a twenty-five year-old man. And on a schoolnight, too.' Sex with an Older Man Parents who don't understand Politics in the playground Blowjobs behind the bike-sheds Skinning up in the schoolyard It's what happens when you reach a Certain Age. Just the hormones kicking in. We've all been there . . . haven't we? A CERTAIN AGE - the reality behind the problem pages. It's what Just 17 never told you about growing up.


  • Author : A Certain Age
  • Publisher : HarperCollins UK
  • Release Date : 2016-07-14
  • Pages : 452
  • ISBN : 9780008132620
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

New York in the Roaring Twenties – a time for love, secrets and scandal...


  • Author : Women of a Certain Age
  • Publisher : Fairleigh Dickinson Univ Press
  • Release Date : 2005
  • Pages : 270
  • ISBN : 0838640656
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

Situated at the crossroads of gender studies, narratology, and cultural studies, this book investigates the impact that the demographic and cultural revolutions of the last century have had on Italian women's life courses and on their literary imaginations. The geographic and chronological focus is Italy of the 1990s. The study is divided into two parts that represent an ideal progression from contexts to texts. The first part traces changes in the representations of women's aging bodies during different phases of Italian history in connection with women's social status, geographical locations, education and professional opportunities, and marriage prospects. It also presents both statistical information about and analysis of the social presence, cultural impact, and gender identity of older people in present-day Italy. The second part of the book analyzes several novels, including Di buona famiglia and Ultima luna, for narrative structure, setting, choice of themes and imagery, and asks how and to what degree narrative strategies are affected by age consciousness.


  • Author : A Women of a Certain Age
  • Publisher : Chipmunkapublishing ltd
  • Release Date : 2011-06-01
  • Pages : 82
  • ISBN : 9781847477996
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

DescriptionIs a diary of the daily life of Fatma Durmush. Fatma Durmush who is fast approaching her fifties has just finished her studies and is talking about the daily routines which schizophrenia and illness has imposed on her. For example due to the injections she became seriously ill but it is not all doom and gloom there is the family and how she is seeing her nephews and niece grow up. From the daily life we see a picture of the schizophrenic and how working on the MA is a cure which is official for when Durmush went on a talk about schizophrenia the speaker in Hackney College said that all schizophrenics should be in a football team concentrating or on a job which is challenging. Durmush's writing is instinctive and she protrays herself as the victim of the Voice but the diarist is there alive to all of the sides the Victim is no longer the most obvious and being an MA has sharpen her. About the AuthorFatma Durmush has had schizophrenia for thirty odd years and after living with that amount of mental health problems she when she reached forty decided she would begin studying in good earnest. So she did an GNVQ and then foundation in art and then a degree and this year she has finished her MA in fine art. When her father became seriously ill she had to make a choice was it to be giving up the BA or doing the BA? In the end her father decided for her and he was gone but Fatma always said it was a thing that she could not decide for she loved them both.


  • Author : A Certain Age
  • Publisher : Duke University Press
  • Release Date : 2009-01-01
  • Pages : 328
  • ISBN : 9780822392682
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

A Certain Age is an unconventional, evocative work of history and a moving reflection on memory, modernity, space, time, and the limitations of traditional historical narratives. Rudolf Mrázek visited Indonesia throughout the 1990s, recording lengthy interviews with elderly intellectuals in and around Jakarta. With few exceptions, they were part of an urban elite born under colonial rule and educated at Dutch schools. From the early twentieth century, through the late colonial era, the national revolution, and well into independence after 1945, these intellectuals injected their ideas of modernity, progress, and freedom into local and national discussion. When Mrázek began his interviews, he expected to discuss phenomena such as the transition from colonialism to postcolonialism. His interviewees, however, wanted to share more personal recollections. Mrázek illuminates their stories of the past with evocative depictions of their late-twentieth-century surroundings. He brings to bear insights from thinkers including Walter Benjamin, Bertold Brecht, Le Corbusier, and Marcel Proust, and from his youth in Prague, another metropolis with its own experience of passages and revolution. Architectural and spatial tropes organize the book. Thresholds, windowsills, and sidewalks come to seem more apt as descriptors of historical transitions than colonial and postcolonial, or modern and postmodern. Asphalt roads, homes, classrooms, fences, and windows organize movement, perceptions, and selves in relation to others. A Certain Age is a portal into questions about how the past informs the present and how historical accounts are inevitably partial and incomplete.


  • Author : Children of a Certain Age
  • Publisher : Lexington Books
  • Release Date : 1999
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 0739100343
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

A warm, thoughtful, and well-researched study of how elderly parents and their middle-aged children can, with wisdom, courage, and respect, relate to one another with genuine friendship.--Louise Fradkin and Mirca Liberti, cofounders of Children of Aging Parents


  • Author : Women of a Certain Age
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Release Date : 2013-10
  • Pages : 103
  • ISBN : 9781493124961
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

"Women of a Certain Age" is the story told by each of four women in a retirement community who have dinner at the same table every day. Maggie, a retired librarian, was married for many years to a psychiatrist who had been recommended to her by an Emergency doctor treating Maggie when she had been attacked by four men on her way to the bus stop one day after the library closed. Her friend Laura, a journalist at the town's daily newspaper, too her to her doctor's appointment the following afternoon and their friendship lasts through marriage, children and the death of their husbands. They both enter the same retirement community. Zoe, a healthcare professional specializing in massage therapy, is a strong intuitive and meeting the women as a newcomer to the retirement community, she livens up the conversations during dinner and becomes an interesting addition to the friendship bond the women have formed. The fourth woman to become part of that bond, Bethanne, has come from a women's shelter for abused women after she finally had the courage to leave her husband. Together, the four women become fast friends and decide to create an appropriate form of punishment for the abusive husband who is leading a life of luxury, decadence and women. He has several off-shore bank accounts which the four women plan to break into helped by an influential friend, thereby bankrupting the man to prevent him from victimizing other women for the rest of his life.


  • Author : Gentlemen Of A Certain Age
  • Publisher : Xlibris Corporation
  • Release Date : 2014-06-30
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 9781499041927
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

This novel is the story of seven friends who have known each other since their college days. During one of their reunions they decide that after their careers end, they will enter a retirement community in Myrtle Creek, Oregon. Benjamin Pollack, a retired anthropolist, selects an apartment on the second floor. When the lease is signed, he tells the general manager of Oakbrook Manor that he'd like to be seated at a table for eight, since he has six friends who will join him when their careers end as well. the next friend to join the group is Conrad Ballister, a retired investment banker. He witnessed a car accident, seeing a truck driver run into the back of a passenger car, leave the scene with a sneer after refusing to give out his drivers license to the owner of the car. He decided to study law once he got out of school, to bring justice to people like the hapless driver of that passenger car. A few months later, he is joined by Martin Fraser, a retired Herald Tribune correspondent. When he is brought to the table by the dining room manager, he is welcomed with open arms by Conrad and Ben. After dinner, Ben invites Martin and Conrad to his apartment for a cognac, as they get reacquainted. They decide to get together once a week to hear each other's lifestory. Sam Whittier is the friend who studied law, and decided to enter the political arena to be elected judge in the San Francisco court system. Alan Carstairs, a former classmate of Sam Whittier in law school, elected to become a lawyer who did pro-bono work on the side in order to help those who could not afford the hefty lawyer fees. Peter Evans, was a famous portrait painter until he developed weak muscles in his hands and could no longer claim perfection to a job well done. Roberto Giovanni grew up in a dysfunctional family, and as the oldest of five children, ended up responsible for his siblings after his father had left, and his mother died shortly thereafter.


  • Author : Single Woman of a Certain Age
  • Publisher : New World Library
  • Release Date : 2011-02-09
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 9781608680078
  • Language : English, Spanish, and French

Book Summary:

This timely book assembles a chorus of sophisticated, edgy, and humorous voices on the topic of being unmarried in one’s prime. Far from being out to pasture, these writers zestily take on the challenges and enjoy the rewards of growing older as a single woman: sex (or not), occasional loneliness, single motherhood, second careers, menopause, critter comforts, and more. Joyce Maynard (“fifteen years divorced and pushing fifty with a short stick”) tries online dating, Kathi Kamen Goldmark embraces her newly empty nest, Susan Griffin savors the joys of solo travel, Wendy Merrill dumps a younger lover to save her self-esteem, Diane Mapes prefers the joys of aunthood over motherhood, Ms. Gonick dates a sexy (if uneducated) cowboy, and Rachel Toor finally finds the perfect companion — and he has four legs.