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Worrying

A Literary and Cultural History

Worrying: A Literary and Cultural History charts the emergence of our contemporary conception of worry, which originated with the Victorians and became established after the First World War as a feature of modernity. It was, for some writers between the Wars, the 'disease of the age.'

Worrying considers the quotidian kind of worry--the fearful, non-pathological, and hidden questioning about uncertain future. Francis O'Gorman offers both a cultural and a linguistic history of worry, culminating in an account of worry as the natural bedfellow of a world in which we try to live by reason and believe we have the right to choose. It finds in the worrier a peculiar contemporary sufferer, whose world is not only exceptionally familiar but deeply strange.

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Francis O’Gorman is 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 piece of creative non-fiction is a memoir, Forgetfulness (2016). He is a Professor in the School of English at the University of Leeds, UK.
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Einband Taschenbuch
Seitenzahl 200
Erscheinungsdatum 08.09.2016
Sprache Englisch
ISBN 978-1-5013-2032-3
Verlag Bloomsbury Academic
Maße (L/B/H) 216/139/20 mm
Gewicht 282
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