Fiction about old age
Posted March 1, 2008on:
All the discussion about Margaret Laurence’s The Stone Angel has me wondering about fiction that dealt with old age, in general. Are there any other notable examples? I don’t mean the sort where the guy/gal is on death’s bed about to croak and they wheeze out the great adventure that was his/her life, or we get to read their journal, or some such. Fiction that focuses as much, if not primarily, on the character’s experience as an elderly in comparison to any flashbacks on the old days.
I know that the movie Away From Her was based on an Alice Munro short story but I wouldn’t mind some novel recommendations.