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Written by Lynne SegalAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Lynne Segal and Elaine ShowalterAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Elaine Showalter

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
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  • Publisher: Verso
  • On Sale: July 1, 2014
  • Price: $19.95
  • ISBN: 978-1-78168-299-9 (1-78168-299-2)
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As the baby boomers approach their sixth or seventh decade, they are faced with new challenges and questions of politics and identity. In the footsteps of Simone de Beauvoir, Out of Time looks at many of the issues facing the aged–the war of the generations and baby-boomer bashing, the politics of desire, the diminished situation of the older woman, the space on the left for the presence and resistance of the old, the problems of dealing with loss and mortality, and how to find victory in survival.

Out of Time is a thoughtful, reflective book. It encourages people to keep dreaming, keep fighting, and perhaps most of all keep living.” –Pop Matters 

“In this courageous study, Lynne Segal addresses the vicissitudes of ageing, a process that lies in wait for us all. She turns on the subject a critical eye honed by social psychology, psychoanalysis, feminism and radical politics. An original, probing and unsettling exploration.” –Stuart Hall, author of Representation

“It’s about time for a book like Out of Time, compassionate, seasoned, honest, and wise, which asks questions about age but aims to enlighten, rather than frighten us. Read on!”
–Elaine Showalter, author of A Jury of Her Peers

“An international treasure … her beautifully written, deeply engrossing work … will inspire new generations.”–Barbara Ehrenreich