Adam Phillips's In Writing PDF

By Adam Phillips

ISBN-10: 0241291828

ISBN-13: 9780241291825

Incisive and hugely unique, an research of the relationship among literature and psychoanalysis, from Britain's major psychoanalyst, writer of On Kissing, Tickling and Being Bored and On Kindness, the crucial Adam Phillips

For Adam Phillips - as for Freud and lots of of his fans - poetry and poets have continuously held an important position, as either precursors and unofficial collaborators within the psychoanalytic undertaking. however the similar hasn't ever held real in opposite. What, Phillips wonders, first and foremost of this deeply enticing e-book, has psychoanalysis intended for writers? And what can writing do for psychoanalysis?

Phillips explores those questions via a thrilling sequence of encounters with - and shiny readings of - writers he has enjoyed, from Byron and Barthes to Shakespeare and Sebald. And within the procedure he demonstrates, via his personal designated variety, how literature and psychoanalysis can communicate to and of every other.

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