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Looks at how old age and suffering are dealt with in Homer's "Odyssey," Shakespeare's "King Lear" and "Tempest," and Eliot's "Little Gidding"
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"Helen Luke can strike one note with one finger with such sensitivity that it resonates forever in our soul."
-- Marion Woodman, author of Leaving My Father's House
"Better to spend a day meditating on a single page of her writing than to read a stack of books for enlightenment."
-- Thomas Moore, author of Care of the Soul
"Helen Luke is a unique voice that carries beautiful passion, feeling, and clarity. She is clearly one of our most precious national treasures."
-- Clarissa Pinkola Estés, author of Women Who Run with the Wolves
sic text on aging wisely, the renowned Jungian analyst Helen M. Luke reflects on the final journeys described in Homer's Odyssey, Shakespeare's King Lear and The Tempest, and T. S. Eliot's "Little Gidding," and also on suffering. In examining some of the great masterpieces of literature produced by writers at the end of their lives, she elucidates the difference between growing old and disintegrating and encourages us to grow emotionally and mentally in this culminating stage of our own lives.
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Book Description Condition: New. New. Seller Inventory # STR-0930407040
Book Description Parabola Books, 1987. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0930407040