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The Lioness in Winter
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The Lioness in Winter: Writing an Old Woman's Life

Ann Burack-Weiss

Abstract

When she started working with the aged more than forty years ago, Ann Burack-Weiss began storing the knowledge and skills she thought would help when she got old herself. It was not until she hit her mid-seventies that she realized she had packed sneakers to climb Mount Everest, not anticipating the crevices and chasms that constitute the rocky terrain of old age. The professional gerontological and social work literature offered little help, so she turned to the late-life works of beloved women authors who had bravely climbed the mountain and sent back news from the summit. Maya Angelou, Cole ... More

Keywords: old age, gerontology, social work, women authors, aging, art

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780231151849
Published to Columbia Scholarship Online: May 2016 DOI:10.7312/columbia/9780231151849.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Ann Burack-Weiss, author