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Lastingness: The Art of Old Age

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Nicholas Delbanco
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America grows older yet stays focused on its young. Whatever hill we try to climb, we're "over" it by fifty and should that hill involve entertainment or athletics we're finished long before. But if younger is better, it doesn't appear that youngest is best: we want our teachers, doctors, generals, and presidents to have reached a certain age. In context after context and contest after contest, we're more than a little conflicted about elders of the tribe; when is it right to honor them, and when to say "step aside"?

In LASTINGNESS, Nicholas Delbanco, one of America's most celebrated men of letters, profiles great geniuses in the fields of visual art, literature, and music-Monet, Verdi, O'Keeffe, Yeats, among others - searching for the answers to why some artists' work diminishes with age, while others' reaches its peak. Both an intellectual inquiry into the essence of aging and creativity and a personal journey of discovery, this is a brilliant exploration of what determines what one needs to do to keep the habits of creation and achievement alive.

All recent publications by Nicholas Delbanco

  • The Art of Youth: Crane, Carrington, Gershwin, and the Nature of First Acts
  • Lierature: Craft and Voice (2nd Edition)
  • Sherbrookes
  • Lastingness: The Art of Old Age
  • The Hopwood Lectures: Sixth Series
  • Literature: Craft & Voice, Volume: 3 Drama
  • Literature: Craft & Voice, Volume: 2 Poetry
  • Literature: Craft & Voice, Volume: 1 Fiction
  • Spring and Fall
  • Anywhere Out of the World<br>Essays on Travel, Writing, Death

All publications by Nicholas Delbanco

The Years (Amazon Books, 2015); Dear Wizard: The Letters of Nicholas Delbanco and Jon Manchip White (University of Michigan Press 2014); The Art of Youth: Crane, Carrington, Gershwin, and the Nature of First Acts (New Harvest Books, 2013); Lastingness: The Art of Old Age (Grand Central Publishing, 2011); The Count of Concord (Dalkey Archive Press, 2008); Spring and Fall (Warner Books, 2006); Anywhere Out of the World (Columbia University Press, 2005); The Vagabonds (Warner Books, 2004). The Countess of Stanlein Restored, (Verso Books, 2001); What Remains, (Warner Books, 2000); The Lost Suitcase: Reflections on the Literary Life (Columbia University Press, 2000); Old Scores (Warner Books, 1997); In the Name of Mercy (Warner Books, 1995); The Writer’s Trade & Other Stories (William Morrow & Co., 1990); Running in Place: Scenes from the South of France (The Atlantic Monthly Press, 1989); The Beaux Arts Trio: A Portrait (William Morrow & Co., 1985); About My Table and Other Stories (1983) Group Portrait: Conrad, Crane, Ford, James, and Wells (1982); Stillness (1980); Sherbookes (1978); Possession (1977); Small Rain (1975); Fathering (1973); In The Middle Distance (1971); News (1970); Consider Sappho Burning (1969); Grasse, 3/23/66 (J.B. Lippincott & Co., 1968); The Martlet’s Tale (1966).

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