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Worrying : a literary and cultural history, Francis O'Gorman

Label
Worrying : a literary and cultural history
Title
Worrying
Title remainder
a literary and cultural history
Statement of responsibility
Francis O'Gorman
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Worrying: A Literary and Cultural History is a unique approach to the inner life and its ordinary pains. It 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 kind of worry-fearful, non-pathological, and hidden questioning about uncertain futures-which is every day. It offers a 'short' history of worry as it came into language in the early twentieth century and a 'long' history: 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. This book suggests that when we take worry into account, we realise just how little we know of others.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 that it has become invisible in its familiarity, Worrying is a book about the sadness of everyday and how the modern world has shaped it"--
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
O'Gorman, Francis
Dewey number
152.4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Worry
  • Uncertainty
  • Worry in literature
Label
Worrying : a literary and cultural history, Francis O'Gorman
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Formerly CIP.
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: -- List of illustrationsPrefaceChapter 1: What is Worry?Chapter 2: Worry and BeliefChapter 3: Worry and ReasonChapter 4: Reasoning about WorryCodaAcknowledgementsBibliographyIndex
Control code
000054459779
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xviii, 173 pages
Isbn
9781441151292
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)880757247
Label
Worrying : a literary and cultural history, Francis O'Gorman
Link
Publication
Copyright
Note
Formerly CIP.
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: -- List of illustrationsPrefaceChapter 1: What is Worry?Chapter 2: Worry and BeliefChapter 3: Worry and ReasonChapter 4: Reasoning about WorryCodaAcknowledgementsBibliographyIndex
Control code
000054459779
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xviii, 173 pages
Isbn
9781441151292
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)880757247

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