Posted on 12/07/2018 at 05:00 PM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek
It hadn’t occurred to us just how much coming-of-age novels overshadow the other side of the aging spectrum in literature.
(We’ll go ahead and assume that means we still have the blinders and self-centered nature of youth.)
She pulled together a list of eight books she would categorize as a reifungsroman — literally a “ripening novel,” or more eloquently in English, a coming-of-death novel — after writing one herself.
Check out the recommendations on Electric Literature and show those whippersnappers that it’s not all about them.