Side Effects - Adam Phillips (Paperback)

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Side effects are things we do not intend. This collection of essays examines how the things we don't mean, or mean perhaps to forget, prove to be those that are often most telling about our unconscious lives.

Product Details

Barcode
9780141012506
Department
Books
Released
26 Jul 2007
Supply Source
UK

Book

Author
Adam Phillips
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Penguin Books Ltd
Language
English
Number of Pages
336
Dimensions
202 x 130 x 22mm (210g)

Summary

Side effects are things we do not intend. And, in this collection of essays, Adam Phillips examines how the things we don't mean, or mean perhaps to forget, prove to be those that are often most telling about our unconscious lives.

Phillips also intends for us to question our conscious pursuit of happiness, explaining that, in refusing to admit and explore life's down sides, we can only be living half lives. And through his unique and incisive exploration of literature, Phillips also demonstrates what the great novelists have to tell us about ourselves.

Both illuminating and fascinating on literature as well as life, Side Effects maps our edges as human beings, and, in doing so, goes some way to helping give shape to our lives.

Non-Fiction

General Subject
Psychology
BISAC Subject 1
Psychology / Movements / Psychoanalysis
BIC Classification 1
Psychoanalytical theory (Freudian psychology)
BIC Classification 2
Cognition & cognitive psychology
BIC Classification 3
Psychoanalytical theory (Freudian psychology)
Dewey Classification
153
Readership
General (US: Trade)

Author Bio

Adam Phillips, formerly Principle Child Psychotherapist at Charing Cross Hospital, London, is a practising psychoanalyst and a visiting professor in the English department at the University of York. He is the author of numerous works of psychoanalysis and literary criticism, including most recently Unforbidden Pleasures, and Missing Out. He is General Editor of the Penguin Modern Classics Freud translations, and a Fellow of The Royal Society of Literature.