100 Word Review: Nostalgia for Bodies by Lydia Unsworth
Review: Nostalgia for Bodies
Reviewer: Ben Armstrong
Publisher: Erbacce Press
Author: Lydia Unsworth
This is a book struck with the limitations of the spaces, homes, and bodies we inhabit – its prose ticks over this concept again and again with an uncompromising precision. When speaking of being “too young for a long time before I was too old”, Unsworth touches on the temporal anxiety which underpins an entire generation: we are scared of our past and future inaction simultaneously. As we arrive into Scheveningen in the final lines of Nostalgia for Bodies, we learn that embracing potential itself, “where one thing might be becoming another”, might just be enough to overcome ourselves. Highly recommended.