'One must take it as it comes': A virtue-ethical approach to the exemplary life practices of centenarians

Aagje Swinnen, Hanne Laceulle

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Since Mentor, Telemachus' advisor in Homer's Odyssey, gave name to the figure of the ›wise teacher,‹ fictional representations of mentoring have permeated classic and contemporary cultural texts of different literary genres such as fiction, poetry, and life writing. The contributions of this volume explore wisdom in old age through a series of narratives of mentorship which, either from a critical or a personal perspective, undermine ageist views of later life.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationRe-discovering Age(ing)
Subtitle of host publicationNarratives of Mentorship
EditorsNuria Casado-Gual, Emma Domínguez-Rué, Maricel Oró-Piqueras
Place of PublicationBielefeld
Number of pages146
ISBN (Electronic)9783839443965
ISBN (Print)9783839443965
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Publication series

SeriesAging Studies

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