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The Past and Present of Age and Ageing in The Country of the Pointed Firs and Olive Kitteridge

Jelena Šesnić   ORCID icon orcid.org/0000-0002-4276-3490 ; Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences University of Zagreb, Croatia

Puni tekst: engleski, pdf (222 KB) str. 443-467 preuzimanja: 302* citiraj
APA 6th Edition
Šesnić, J. (2019). The Past and Present of Age and Ageing in The Country of the Pointed Firs and Olive Kitteridge. Anafora, VI (2), 443-467. https://doi.org/10.29162/ANAFORA.v6i2.8
MLA 8th Edition
Šesnić, Jelena. "The Past and Present of Age and Ageing in The Country of the Pointed Firs and Olive Kitteridge." Anafora, vol. VI, br. 2, 2019, str. 443-467. https://doi.org/10.29162/ANAFORA.v6i2.8. Citirano 27.11.2021.
Chicago 17th Edition
Šesnić, Jelena. "The Past and Present of Age and Ageing in The Country of the Pointed Firs and Olive Kitteridge." Anafora VI, br. 2 (2019): 443-467. https://doi.org/10.29162/ANAFORA.v6i2.8
Harvard
Šesnić, J. (2019). 'The Past and Present of Age and Ageing in The Country of the Pointed Firs and Olive Kitteridge', Anafora, VI(2), str. 443-467. https://doi.org/10.29162/ANAFORA.v6i2.8
Vancouver
Šesnić J. The Past and Present of Age and Ageing in The Country of the Pointed Firs and Olive Kitteridge. Anafora [Internet]. 2019 [pristupljeno 27.11.2021.];VI(2):443-467. https://doi.org/10.29162/ANAFORA.v6i2.8
IEEE
J. Šesnić, "The Past and Present of Age and Ageing in The Country of the Pointed Firs and Olive Kitteridge", Anafora, vol.VI, br. 2, str. 443-467, 2019. [Online]. https://doi.org/10.29162/ANAFORA.v6i2.8

Sažetak
The text examines the well-known late-nineteenth century novel The Country of the Pointed Firs (1896) by Sarah Orne Jewett and the early twenty-first century novel Olive Kitteridge (2008) by Elizabeth Strout, and sets them in several distinct but intersecting contexts within a larger argument about the reading methodology motivated by age studies and their growing appreciation in the humanities. This argument is then extended in the sections focusing on pastoralism and the way it incorporates, or evades, the question of age and ageing. The next section takes up the possibilities opened up by the pastoral mode and links them to another strain of fiction to which both texts belong despite the temporal distance, that of regionalism and its long tradition specifically in New England fiction examined from the vantage point of age. Finally, the last section of the argument adds further considerations not only of the parallels but also of telling differences between the two texts due to the different temporal and cultural context in which they strive to represent age and ageing. By focusing on emotions and their display as part of the narrative of ageing, both texts (Olive Kitteridge in particular) meaningfully illustrate the issue of age with its many ramifications for the contemporary Western societies. The two texts thus show a transition in American culture in the representations of age and ageing from its pre-scientific phase (in Jewett’s text) to the current medicalized and scientific view of age and its consequences (in Strout’s text).

Ključne riječi
Age Studies; The Country of the Pointed Firs; Olive Kitteridge; pastoralism; regionalism; emotions

Hrčak ID: 231341

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