When Last on the Mountain: The View from Writers over 50

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Author name: 
Carol Roan
Affiliation: 
Alumni
School: 
Business
Class Year: 
1985
Genre: 
Fiction
Subject: 
Fiction

Until we reach fifty, how we live and write is colored by our futures: those we expect to have and those we imagine. The perspective of the over-fifty writer takes on the hues of both past and future, tinted by memories of first loves, stained by memories of war and loss, and made more poignant by the knowledge that this spring's blooms or this morning's cup of coffee with a beloved husband may be the last and must be savored fully.

These essays, stories, and poems were chosen from more than two thousand submissions of previously unpublished work. Some of the contributors—a poet laureate, a Pulitzer Prize nominee, a former foreign correspondent—have long literary histories; others—a social worker, a civil service employee, a clergywoman—began to write later in life. All of them were inspired by a call that asked for fresh and honest writing from the fullness of their lives.

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