The body in Martin Amis’s Experience (2000)

Neil Vickers*

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Abstract

This paper focuses on the presentation of the body in Martin Amis’s memoir Experience (2000) and compares Amis’s account of the growth of his mind and body with ideas put forward by writers in the phenomenological and psychoanalytic traditions. Using the ideas of body schema, projective identification and idea of safety, it advances a new conceptual framework for the thinking about the contribution that the body makes to selfhood in autobiography.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1459-1480
JournalTEXTUAL PRACTICE
Volume31
Issue number7
Early online date24 Nov 2016
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2017

Keywords

  • Martin Amis
  • mind-body
  • phenomenology
  • psychoanalysis
  • psychosomatics

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