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Leavy, S.A. (2011). The Last of Life: Psychological Reflections on Old Age and Death. Psychoanal Q., 80(3):699-715.
  

(2011). Psychoanalytic Quarterly, 80(3):699-715

The Last of Life: Psychological Reflections on Old Age and Death

Stanley A. Leavy

A long-retired psychoanalyst considers his old age and bereavement and the brief span of life remaining. The greater imminence of death now than at any earlier time in life calls for more than currently available satisfactions, however rewarding they may be. Seeing life as a whole is now a possibility, while the death of his wife reveals more than ever their interrelatedness as a pair and strengthens the hope of continuity.

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