The Writing of Anxiety

Imagining Wartime in Mid-Century British Culture

  • Lyndsey Stonebridge

Part of the Language, Discourse, Society book series (LDS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Lyndsey Stonebridge
    Pages 33-54
  3. Back Matter
    Pages 135-173

About this book


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.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Lyndsey Stonebridge
    • 1
  1. 1.University of East AngliaUK

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