Unforbidden Pleasures - Adam Phillips (Paperback)

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Barcode
9780241964088
Department
Books
Released
6 Oct 2016
Supply Source
UK

Book

Author
Adam Phillips
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
PENGUIN BOOKS
Language
English
Number of Pages
208
Dimensions
198 x 129 x 13mm (150g)

Summary

So much has been written about forbidden pleasures. What about pleasures that are unforbidden?

Society is fascinated by taboo - we spend our lives chasing illicit pleasures - but nobody pays much attention to all the unforbidden pleasures freely available to us every day. Could we be gaining just as much reward from these unnoticed, unforbidden indulgences as from the much-glorified forbidden - or even more?

Starting with Oscar Wilde, Adam Phillips elegantly unfolds all the meanings and significances of the Unforbidden, from Genesis to Freud and his 20th century colleagues. Unforbidden Pleasures explores the philosophical, psychological and social complexities that govern human desire and shape our reality.

Non-Fiction

General Subject
Psychology
BISAC Subject 1
Psychology / Movements / Psychoanalysis
BIC Classification 1
Literary essays
BIC Classification 2
Psychology
BIC Classification 3
Psychology
Library Subject 1
Pleasure
Dewey Classification
150

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.