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 Mira't Margaret Cruikshank també.

Vaig comprar el seu llibre Learning To Be

Old per a la nostra col.lecció. Busca'l a la biblio, t'anirà molt bé, també pels

Per la part de retirement

This shift in the perspective is also supported by the need of old people in workforce nowadays,
hence, and the “demands for social insurance throughout the early decades of the twentieth
century similarly depended on a conception of older people as needy
and infirm” (Cole 127). In contemporary culture, the dualism survives in
the division of the general category of “old age” into two distinct phases:
terms like the “young old” and the “third age” denote a positive mythology
of older people as healthy, active, and affluent, while negative aspects
of aging such as dependence and disease are the preserve of the “old old,”
or the “fourth age.”

 Pictures of the Ice: el prota es compra roba = acció femenina > Gender shift,
femininity… ho he tractat ja a la lit review

 A Lake: surt un jubilat regant plantetes = Gardening > “Gardens and gardening
in later life” (Milligan and Bingley)


Munro’s stories represent older protagonists who are forced to reconstitute or

reconcile themselves to the demands of memory and the tragic loss of memory.
These narratives emphasise old age as a troubling stage of both difference and
sameness that compromises narratives of a “core” self: encounters with the
disappearing, or far too present past, stage a confrontation between fixed
notions of selfhood and the indeterminacy of self.