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The Writing of Anxiety

Imagining Wartime in Mid-Century British Culture


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

  1. 1.University of East AngliaUK

About the authors

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).

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