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George Rousseau: reference list

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Reference list for George Rousseau’s lectures in Bergen on Life Writing and Old Age



Theodor Adorno, The Philosophy of Music, Fragments and texts edited by Rolf Tiedemann, Translated by Edmund Jephcott, Stanford: Stanford University Press, 1998

Diana Athill, Somewhere Towards the End, London: Granta Books, 2008

Julian Barnes, Staring at the Sun, New York: Random House, 1986

Simone de Beauvoir, La Vieillesse, Paris: Gallimard, 1970

Ernest Becker, The Denial of Death, New York: Simon & Schuster, 1973

Saul Bellow, Ravelstein, New York: Viking Press, 2000

Walter Benjamin, Illuminations, edited by Hannah Arendt, New York: Schocken Books, 1969

Wayne Booth, The Art of Growing Older: Writers on Living and Aging, The University of Chicago Press, 1996

 - For the Love of It: Amateuring & Its Rivals, The University of Chicago Press, 1999

Atul Gawande, Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End, New York: Barnes and Noble, 2014

Dorris Lessing, The Diaries of Jane Somers, London: Michael Joseph, 1984

Jessica Mitford, The American Way of Death, New York: Simon & Schuster, 1963

Edward Said, On Late Style: Music and Literature Against the Grain, New York: Pantheon Books, 2006

May Sarton, As We are Now; A Novel, New York: Norton, 1973

 - Journal of a Solitude, New York: Norton, 1973

 - The House by the Sea: A Journal, New York: Norton, 1977

 - Recovering: A Journal, New York: Norton, 1980

 - At Seventy: A Journal, New York: Norton, 1984

 - After the Stroke: A Journal, New York: Norton, 1988

 - Endgame: A Journal of the Seventy-Ninth Year, New York: Norton, 1992

 - Encore: A Journal of the Eightieth Year, New York: Norton, 1993

 - At Eighty-Two: A Journal, New York: Norton, 1996

George Sarton, The History of Science and the New Humanism, New York: H. Holt and company, 1931

Lynne Segal, Out of Time: The Pleasures and Perils of Ageing, London: Verso Books, 2013 

Helen Small, The Long Life, Oxford University Press, 2007

Sidonie Smith and Julia Watson, Reading Autobiography: A Guide for Interpreting Life Narratives, University of Minnesota Press, 2001

Karen Sternheimer, Celebrity Culture and The American Dream: Stardom and Social Mobility, Routledge, 2011

John Updike, Endpoint and Other Poems, New York: Random House, 2009