Ulrike Draesner: A Woman Grows Older. Penguin (Hardcover, 20th century, c 1900 to c 1999, 21st century, c 2000 to c 2100)

A Woman Grows Older

A new start

Original Title: Eine Frau wird älter

Hardcover with jacket, 208 pages, 12.5 x 20.0 cm, 4.9 x 7.9 in.
ISBN: 978-3-328-60002-2
€ 20.00 [D] | € 20.60 [A] | CHF 28.90 * (* rec. retail price) recommended retail price

Publishing House: Penguin

Date of publication: October 15, 2018
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Ulrike  Draesner - A Woman Grows Older


New mind-sets and body poise for women past 50

Her mother used to say that women always want to stay 39 and died her hair until she was well over 80. She herself now sometimes has the impression that at parties she is treated like a piece of talking furniture. How do women in middle age see themselves? With a man at their side and without, with children or without, but at any rate with a changing body, thinking, feeling?

Ulrike Draesner has written a brilliant book; looking at her own life and that of other women she explores the many layers inherent in this time of life when everything happens simultaneously. She can remember how as a girl she wished she were older. And now everyone behaves as if the menopause didn't exist. To the point, perspicaciously and cheerfully Draesner has discovered a new way of dealing with the passing years: the spirit of a new start – a fire instead of the cooking stove. Feeling at home with her own metamorphosis.

"Similar to the French writer Annie Ernaux, she looks back at life, exploring mental and physical processes unashamedly and shrewdly."

Frankfurter Rundschau


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