The Writing of Anxiety
by Stonebridge Lyndsey Dr (9780230013278)

The Writing of Anxiety
 

Stonebridge Lyndsey Dr


Release Date: 12 Sep 2007
Format: Hardback
Pages: 186
Category: Language
ISBN: 9780230013278
ISBN-10: 0230013279



Whereas trauma and memory have come to dominate discussions of World War Two, Lyndsey Stonebridge suggests that it was in fact the representation of anxiety - a state in which we look forwards as well as backwards - that emerged most forcefully in mid-century wartime culture. For two crucial but understudied second generations, the psychoanalysts who came after Freud and whose work thrived in 1940s Britain, and the later modernists who had cut their teeth on the expressive verve of their First World War-shocked elders, thinking about anxiety, she 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.

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