All The Selves We Have Been

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A must read for all those interested in examining one’s perspective on ageing…

Rudy Oldeschulte, M.A., J.D., Qualif. Psychoanalysis

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The link that I am posting here is to an excerpt from a new book by Lynne Segal, a professor of psychology and gender studies at Birkbeck College. She is not only a scholarly writer, but also a delightful one in the way that she describes her views on ageing, feminism, and includes philosophical, literary, and psychological references – demonstrating the depth of her psychoanalytic knowledge.  It took me no time at all to order a copy of her book….I will follow this link with another from The Guardian, in which her book and one by Penelope Lively are reviewed.

Writing against the cultural aversion to aging and the aged, the feminist scholar explores our impulse to stop time in an excerpt from her forthcoming book.

“It is when we are young that we are most obviously busy with the project of trying to construct a self we hope…

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