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World Literature Studies
In her novel The Diary of a Good Neighbor, through Jane (Janna) Somers' eyes, British writer Doris Lessing depicts the living conditions of aged people, and questions the stereotyped conception of old age in contemporary society. Applying Julia Kristeva's concept of abjection to the analysis of this novel, this paper argues that Janna's previous aversion to the aged people originates from her repulsion of ageing process, her denial of human fragility and her wish to break away from whatdoi:10.12677/wls.2017.54023 fatcat:zqrswyk4frf7bi5uzvlickyyhm