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Side Effects By Adam Phillips

Side Effects
by Adam Phillips

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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.
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Side Effects by Adam Phillips

From the author of Missing Out and On Kindness, Britain's pre-eminent psychoanalyst 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.

Side effects are things we do not intend. Phillips 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.

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Side Effects Reviews


The best living essayist writing in English
He's brilliant
Reading Phillips, you may be amused, vexed, dazzled. But the one thing you will never be is bored * Observer *
Though Phillips's territory is complication, he reports back from his travels in the simplest of words. He is perhaps single-handedly continuing the tradition of the world's best essayists
Phillips radiates infectious charm * Sunday Times *
Phillipsian' would evoke a vivid, paradoxical style that led you to think that you had picked up an idea by the head, only to find you were holding it by the tail. * Guardian *

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.

Additional information

GOR001171583
Side Effects by Adam Phillips
Adam Phillips
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
2007-07-26
336
0141012501
9780141012506
N/A
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