Berman, Lorna Books1987 0-88946-037-X
Shows the traits and attitudes that have been associated with old age by 87 authors (e.g., Aeschylus, Balzac, Shakespeare, Zola) in 267 great works of Western literature, with allusions categorized ("pessimistic," "derogatory," "sympathetic," etc.), analyzed, and provided with a computerized index generated by David Berman.1991 0-7734-9870-3
Life styles and quality of life of the elderly are described and analyzed, as well as the physical and psychological traits associated with them. Discusses the possible influence of the gender and background of the authors on their portrayal. Contains a synopsis of each novel, showing the role of the elderly along with pertinent information about the author and publication of the work, and two extensive indices.