In Writing - Adam Phillips (Paperback)

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9780241979235
Department
Books
Released
7 Feb 2019
Supply Source
UK

Book

Author
Adam Phillips
Binding
Paperback / softback
Publisher
Penguin Books Ltd
Language
English
Number of Pages
208
Dimensions
198 x 129mm (198g)

Summary

Acclaimed author of On Kissing, Tickling and Being Bored andOn Kindness

A collection of literary essays like no other - exploring the deep connections between literature and psychoanalysis - from Britain's leading psychoanalyst

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.

'Adam Phillips is that rarest of phenomena, a trained clinician who is also a sublime writer' - John Banville, author of The Sea

'Reading Phillips, you may be amused, vexed, dazzled. But the one thing you will never be is bored' Observer

'One of those writers whom it is a pleasure simply to hear think' Sunday Telegraph

Classification

General Subject
Literary Criticism
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

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.