Christiana Spens: The Fear
Repeater, 2023, Softcover, 300 pages, 20 × 13 cm
The Fear is a book about what scares us the most, how we live with these threats, and the emotional turmoil they inspire. From gas-lighting to terrorism, and from scapegoating to psychoanalysis, The Fear stares deep into the abyss, searching for the monsters, horrors and spectres that destabilise and haunt us, and finding out what these fears--and how we respond to them--shape us as people and societies.
The Fear is a personal and critical exploration of fear and its impact in public and private lives, revealing how our cultural landscape informs and even justifies the way we relate to one another, and how it can set us free. Combining memoir with philosophical reflection on terrorism, psychology, relationships and culture, The Fear is a multi-faceted and poetic response to a subject that plagues us all.