Playwright and Jungian analyst Florida Scott-Maxwell explores the original obstacle of one's later years: whilst one feels either bring to an end from the prior and out of step with the current; while the physique rebels at task however the brain turns into extra passionate than ever. Written whilst Maxwell was once in her eighties, The degree of My Days deals a wide ranging imaginative and prescient of the problems that hang-out us all through our lives: the fight to accomplish goodness; the way to keep individuality in a mass society; and the way to emerge--out of ache, loss, and limitation--with whatever forthcoming knowledge. Maxwell's extraordinary knowledge, humanity, and dignity make The degree of My Days either undying and timely--an vital contribution to the literature of getting older, and of dwelling.
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