The Oxford Book of Ages (Oxford paperbacks)

The Oxford Book of Ages (Oxford paperbacks)

by Anthony Sampson (Editor), SallySampson (Editor)

Synopsis

This anthology of quotations is a selection of reflections about each year of life by a wide range of authors, including American and Continental writers, though without trying to do justice to Oriental concepts of ageing and wisdom which reflect a different philosophical perspective. The quotations have been chosen with the aim to balance pessimism and optimism, average and exeptional achievements and late and premature ageing. From the age of eighty upwards, the material is obviously more restricted and concentrates on exceptional old people such as Bernard Berenson or Bernard Shaw. The quotations are taken from diaries, letters, biographies and autobiographies from contributors such as Cicero, Ogden Nash, Mozart, Picasso, Goethe, Churchill, Charlotte Bronte and Gertrude Stein.

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Format: Paperback
Pages: 224
Edition: New edition
Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks
Published: 31 Oct 1988

ISBN 10: 0192822446
ISBN 13: 9780192822444

Author Bio
About the Editors Anthony Sampson is a journalist and author of The Changing Anatomy of Britain. Sally Sampson is a magistrate in Britain's juvenile courts.