“Winning [and] intelligent. . . . [An] impressive, often heartening addition to the literature of aging.” — Heller McAlpin, Wall Street Journal
In this “unique blend of memoir and literary commentary” (Bookpage), acclaimed author and literary scholar Susan Gubar contemplates the beauty and strength of enduring love—both for her husband and for the literature that has shaped her life. Throughout the complications of devoted caregiving, her own ongoing cancer treatments, and a stressful move to a more manageable apartment, Gubar proves that love and desire have no expiration date—on the page or in life. Late-Life Love offers a resounding retort to ageist stereotypes, appraises the obstacles unique to senior couples, and celebrates second chances.
About the Author
Susan Gubar is an acclaimed memoirist, literary critic, and professor emerita at Indiana University. The author, most recently, of Late-Life Love: A Memoir, she lives in Bloomington, Indiana. Gubar is the co-author, with Sandra M. Gilbert, of The Madwoman in the Attic, a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize, and co-editor of The Norton Anthology of Literature by Women, among other volumes. In 2012, they were awarded the Ivan Sandrof Lifetime Achievement Award by the National Book Critics Circle.