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Pleasures of old age

by Emile Souvestre

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Published by G. Routledge in London, New York .
Written in English


Edition Notes

Translation of: Souvenirs d"un vieillard.

Statementfrom the French of Emile Souvestre
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 344 p. ;
Number of Pages344
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL24156551M
OCLC/WorldCa14075485

  Buy The Pleasures of Reading in an Age of Distraction by Jacobs, Alan (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(51).   The first book I read was “The End of Old Age” by Dr. Marc E. Agronin, a geriatric psychiatrist at the Miami Jewish Home whose decades of caring for the aged have taught him that it is.

All of which is to say that Alan Jacobs’s book The Pleasures of Reading in an Age of Distraction is designed for me, for people who are as interested in “having read” books as they are in reading books; it is designed in fact to cure my illness. Unfortunately, it does not seem to have succeeded. When we get old, we can get many pleasures and countless joys, but they are just different from the pleasures of childhood and youth. The pleasure of reading a wonderful novel in the age of twenty or thirty cannot be measured by the same joy when we read it, for example, at the age of seventy.

Old age has its pleasures, which, though different, are not less than the pleasures of youth. — W. Somerset Maugham. With maturity comes an “ease of being.” It’s true; we don’t stay up. Pleasures of Old Age eBook: Émile Souvestre: : Kindle Store. Skip to main Try Prime Hello, Sign in Account & Lists Sign in Account & Lists Returns & Orders Try Prime Cart. Kindle Store Go Search Hello Select your address Author: Émile Souvestre.


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Top 10 books about growing old made while growing old disgracefully reminds one that possibly the greatest pleasures of old age is reminiscence. if grim book. Yet old age has it benefits. One of the pleasures of old age is the thought that I shall never see Heathrow again. The writing day now is likely to be a couple of hours in the afternoon.

The capacity for sustained Author: Penelope Lively. Pleasures of old age book The Pleasures of Old Age. February 3, Old age, Philosophy, religion #Freedomofthought, In this I concur, there is no greater pleasure than in dipping into a book that you have read and becoming reacquainted with an old friend.

Revisiting a text such as ‘The Protagoras’, where Socrates goes to meet his philosophically minded friends. A good old age begins in youth – Cultivate the virtues that will serve you well in old age —moderation, wisdom, courage—in your youth.

Old age can be a good part of life – You can live well in old age if you are wise. Youth and old age differ – Accept that as physical vitality declines, wisdom can grow. Additional Physical Format: Print version: Souvestre, Émile, Pleasures of old age.

London ; New York: G. Routledge, (OCoLC) In recent years, cultural commentators have sounded the alarm about the dire state of reading in America.

Americans are not reading enough, they say, or reading the right books, in the right way. In The Pleasures of Reading in an Age of Distraction, Alan Jacobs argues that, contrary to the doomsayers, reading is alive and well in America.

There are millions of devoted readers supporting Pages: The Pleasures of Reading in an Ideological Age book. Read 10 reviews from the world's largest community for readers.

From one of our premier literary sch /5. Book digitized by Google from the library of Oxford University and uploaded to the Internet Archive by user tpb. Skip to main content Pleasures of old age. From the Fr by Émile Souvestre. Publication date Collection europeanlibraries Digitizing sponsor Google Book from the collections of Oxford University Language English.

Book Pages: Invitingly written, with equal measures of wit and erudition, The Pleasures of Reading in an Age of Distraction will appeal to all readers, whether they be novices looking for direction or old hands seeking to recapture the pleasures of reading they first experienced as children.

On the Pleasures of Love in Old Age: Latin Translation Janu At the end of each chapter of Wheelock there is a small passage from a Latin author which we often have to translate. Robert Morley is enjoying the pleasures of age - from breakfast in bed to climbing the Matterhorn in celebration of his 70th birthday - and, like many writers before him, is sharing his knowledge, His "Book of Bricks" was a best-seller.

But old age means more than an increase in aches and pains. It brings an abundance of pleasures as well, for those of us in reasonable health who can appreciate them. Pleasures of old age Item Preview remove-circle Share or Embed This Item.

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Invitingly written, with equal measures of wit and erudition, The Pleasures of Reading in an Age of Distraction will appeal to all readers, whether they be novices looking for direction or old hands seeking to recapture the pleasures of reading they first experienced as children.

For more on the subject, I highly recommend reading The Pleasures of Reading in an Age of Distraction in conjunction with How to Read a Book. Those of you interested in better understanding how technology affects reading—Jacobs is a fan of the Kindle—should add The Shallows. But Alan Jacobs' newest book, The Pleasures of Reading in an Age of Distraction, does just that.

It is a marvelous manifesto of sanity in an age of jeremiads about the modern predicament of attention loss on one hand, and those proud champions of distraction singing the hallelujah chorus of a world devoid of long-form books on the other."Brand: Oxford University Press.

Age, Different, Less, Old, Old Age, Pleasures, Than, Though, Which, Youth Quotes to Explore A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age.

Old Age is a huge survey of the state of old age. It hadn’t been done before. There was some stuff from classical literature, but there wasn’t a contemporary survey.

Some of it has dated because it’s to do with France in the s and ’70s, but some of it is as relevant as it always was.

A special thank you to Crown and NetGalley for an ARC in exchange for an honest review. Stars Michael Kinsley writes about his take on aging—OLD AGE: A Beginner's Guide, an exit strategy for Boomers, born betweenentering life’s last chapter.

Remembered for /5. Stereotypes of old age, whether positive or negative, do real harm in the real world, argues Lynne Segal, the author of “Out of Time: The Pleasures and the Perils of Ageing” ().