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The Writing of Anxiety: Imagining Wartime in Mid-Century British Culture: 2007 (Language, Discourse, Society)

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The Writing of Anxiety

Imagining Wartime in Mid-Century British Culture: 2007 (Language, Discourse, Society)

By L. Stonebridge

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Format: Paperback, 173 pages, 2007 Edition
Other Information: biography
Published In: United Kingdom, 01 January 2007
This study suggests that it was the representation of anxiety, rather than trauma and memory, that emerged most forcefully in mid-century wartime culture. Thinking about anxiety, Lyndsey Stonebridge argues, was a way of imagining how it might be possible to stay within a history that frequently undermined a sense of self and agency.

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations Acknowledgements Introduction: Dreading Forward: The Writing of Anxiety at Mid-Century Anxiety at a Time of Crisis: Psychoanalysis and Wartime The Childhood of Anxiety Bombs and Roses: The Writing of Anxiety in Henry Green's Caught Bombs, Birth and Trauma: Henry Moore and D.W.Winnicott The Writing of Post-War Guilt: Rose Macaulay and Rebecca West Hearing them Speak: Voices in Bion, Muriel Spark and Penelope Fitzgerald Postscript Bibliography Index

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LYNDSEY STONEBRIDGE is Senior Lecturer in English at the University of East Anglia, UK. Her publications include The Destructive Element: British Psychoanalysis and Modernism, Reading Melanie Klein (edited with John Phillips), and British Fiction After Modernism: The Novel at Mid-Century (edited with Marina Mackay).

EAN: 9781349284566
ISBN: 1349284564
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Dimensions: 21.59 x 13.97 x 0.99 centimetres (0.24 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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