Worrying: A Literary and Cultural History

21 mai 2015|
Worrying: A Literary and Cultural History de Francis O'gorman
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Worrying: A Literary and Cultural Historysuggests a unique approach to the inner life and its ordinary pains. Francis O''Gorman charts the emergence of our contemporary idea of worry in the Victorian era and its establishment, after the First World War, as a feature of modernity. For some writers between the Wars, worry was the "disease of the age."Worryingexamines the everyday kind of worry-the fearful, non-pathological, and usually hidden questioning about uncertain futures. It shows worry to be a natural companion in a world where we try to live by reason and believe we have the right to choose, finding in the worrier a peculiarly contemporary sufferer whose mental life is not only exceptionally familiar, but also deeply strange. Offering an intimately personal account of an all-too-common human experience, and of a word that slips in and out of ordinary conversation so often that it has become invisible in its familiarity,Worryingexplores how the modern world has shaped our everyday anxieties.
Francis O''Gormanis from English, Irish, and Hungarian families and was educated at the University of Oxford as Organ Scholar of Lady Margaret Hall. He has written or edited twenty books, mostly on English literature, and his many essays discuss literature, mental health, music, and the state of the modern university. His most recent p...
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Titre :Worrying: A Literary and Cultural History
Format :Couverture rigide
Dimensions de l'article :192 pages, 8.5 X 5.43 X 0.71 po
Dimensions à l'expédition :192 pages, 8.5 X 5.43 X 0.71 po
Publié le :21 mai 2015
Publié par :Bloomsbury Academic
Langue :anglais
Convient aux âges :Tous les âges
ISBN - 13 :9781441151292

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