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Going Sane By Adam Phillips

Going Sane
by Adam Phillips

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We can define the mad, but how do we classify the sane? Answering this question, the author delves deep into history, philosophy, literature, and his own experiences to address questions that we rarely ask about ourselves. He takes us on a journey in which we learn many things, including some of what it takes to be happy in the modern world.
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Going Sane Summary


Going Sane by Adam Phillips

From Britain's leading psychoanalyst, author of On Kindness and Missing Out, Adam Phillips explains what it means to be a sane person in an insane world.

Volumes have been dedicated to madness, but sanity is rarely mentioned. We can define the mad, but how do we classify the sane? In Going Sane, psychoanalyst and writer Adam Phillips delves deep into history, philosophy, literature and his own experiences to address questions that we rarely ask about ourselves, taking us on an engrossing journey in which we learn many things - including some of what it takes to be happy in the modern world.

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Going Sane Reviews


The best living essayist writing in English
Reading Phillips, you may be amused, vexed, dazzled. But the one thing you will never be is bored * Observer *
He's brilliant
Characteristically brilliant
Elegant and lucid... This erudite and absorbing book oozes intelligence and charm * Independent *
Brave, idiosyncratic and refreshing... Innovative and eclectic... Profound... It is heartening to read anyone, let alone a psychoanalyst, who writes so well * The Times *
Exceptional... Irresistable, both as a guide to living and an exploration of the links between behaviour and mortality * Times Educational Supplement *

About Adam Phillips


Adam Phillips, formerly Principal 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 In Writing, 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.

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GOR001581755
Going Sane by Adam Phillips
Adam Phillips
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
2006-03-30
256
0141012498
9780141012490
N/A
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