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by Adam Phillips

Author: Adam Phillips
Subcategory: Psychology & Counseling
Language: English
Publisher: Basic Books (January 29, 2001)
Pages: 400 pages
Category: Fitness and Health
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Adam Phillips takes the title of his book - PROMISES, PROMISES - from the last entry in this collection of essays . All these essays deal with some aspect of psychoanalysis and frequently Phillips uses the published word - 'literature' - to illustrate his point

Adam Phillips takes the title of his book - PROMISES, PROMISES - from the last entry in this collection of essays, where he outlines the underlying theme of his collection. He says, "For me - for all sorts of reasons - there has always been only one category, literature, of which psychoanalysis becomes a part. All these essays deal with some aspect of psychoanalysis and frequently Phillips uses the published word - 'literature' - to illustrate his point. Sometimes, an essay is a "talk" Phillips has given to a group, such as "On Translating a Person" originally presented as the Gwyn Jones Memorial Lecture in Cardiff Wales in 2000.

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Because he loves literature and plainly loves writing too, Adam Phillips makes psychoanalysis plausible to the . A brilliant collection of essays around the subjects in which Phillips excels. Melvyn Bragg, Observer.

Because he loves literature and plainly loves writing too, Adam Phillips makes psychoanalysis plausible to the outsider. By questioning its aims and qualifying its claims, he reduces its scientific pretensions but makes it a lot more credible as therapy. Christian Tyler, Financial Times; 'A brilliant collection of essays around the subjects in which Phillips excels. Adam Phillips is a psychoanalyst and a visiting professor in the English Department at the University of York.

This collection gives us insights into anorexia and cloning, the work of Tom Stoppard and . Housman, the effect of the Blitz on Londoners, Nijinsky's diary and Martin Amis's Night Train, and provides a case history of clutter

Get this from a library! Promises, Promises : Essays on Psychoanalysis and Literature. Adam Phillips, ""the closest thing we have to a philosopher of happiness, "" brings us a dazzling roundup of provocative essays on psychoanalysis and literature.

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Freud wrote several important essays on literature, which he used to explore the psyche of authors and . The End of the Line: Essays on Psychoanalysis and the Sublime. Aurora, CO: The Davies Group, Publishers, 2009

Freud wrote several important essays on literature, which he used to explore the psyche of authors and characters, to explain narrative mysteries, and to develop new concepts in psychoanalysis (for instance, Delusion and Dream in Jensen's Gradiva and his influential readings of the Oedipus myth and Shakespeare's Hamlet in The Interpretation of Dreams). Adam Phillips, On Flirtation (London 1994) p. 45. ^ J. Childers/G. Aurora, CO: The Davies Group, Publishers, 2009. Muller and Richardson, eds.

As an essayist, Adam Phillips combines the best of two worlds: a mastery of psychotherapy as both practitioner and theorist, and a reputation as one of the best literary writers around. In this collection of essays, he brings these two gifts to bear upon each other, speculating on the relative merits of psychoanalysis and literature and on the connections between them. In his quirky, epigrammatic style, Phillips shows us how psychoanalysis and literature at their best share the goal of shedding light on human character, the most fascinating of disorders.Promises, Promises reveals Phillips as a virtuoso performer able to reach far beyond the borders of psychoanalytic discourse, into art, novels, poetry, and history. This collection gives us insights into Martin Amis's Night Train, Nijinsky's diary, Tom Stoppard and A. E. Housman, Amy Clampitt, the effect of the Blitz on Londoners, and a case history of clutter. It confirms Phillips as a writer whose work, in the words of the Guardian, "hovers in a strange and haunting borderland between rigour and delight."