In Writing - Adam Phillips (Paperback)

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9780241291825
Department
Books
Released
29 May 2017
Supply Source
UK

Book

Author
Adam Phillips
Binding
Paperback
Publisher
Penguin Books Ltd
Language
English
Number of Pages
400
Dimensions
216 x 135 x 135mm (336g)

Summary

Incisive and highly original, an investigation of the connection between literature and psychoanalysis, from Britain's leading psychoanalyst, author of On Kissing, Tickling and Being Bored and On Kindness, the essential Adam Phillips

For Adam Phillips - as for Freud and many of his followers - poetry and poets have always held an essential place, as both precursors and unofficial collaborators in the psychoanalytic project. But the same has never held true in reverse. What, Phillips wonders, at the start of this deeply engaging book, has psychoanalysis meant for writers? And what can writing do for psychoanalysis?

Phillips explores these questions through an exhilarating series of encounters with - and vivid readings of - writers he has loved, from Byron and Barthes to Shakespeare and Sebald. And in the process he demonstrates, through his own unique style, how literature and psychoanalysis can speak to and of each other.

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General Subject
Literature & Anthologies
BISAC Subject 2
Literary Collections / Essays
BISAC Subject 3
Biography & Autobiography / Personal Memoirs
BISAC Subject 4
Psychology / Movements / Psychoanalysis
BISAC Subject 5
Literary Collections / Essays
BIC Classification 1
Literary theory
BIC Classification 2
Psychoanalytical theory (Freudian psychology)
BIC Classification 3
Psychoanalytical theory (Freudian psychology)
BIC Classification 4
Psychoanalytical theory (Freudian psychology)
Library Subject 1
Psychoanalysis and literature
Library Subject 2
Writing - Psychological aspects
Library Subject 3
Writing
Dewey Classification
801.92
Readership
Tertiary Education (US: College)

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.