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  • The Beast in the Nurseryby Adam Phillips

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 9.99

    If you are disturbed by the idea that to grow up is to learn to live with disillusionment, if you are fascinated by the perplexity of child-rearing, or if you fear you were more creative as a child, The Beast in the Nursery offers an illuminating and possibly life-changing experience.      In four interrelated essays, Adam Phillips arrives at startling... more...

  • Monogamyby Adam Phillips

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 11.99

    In this sparkling, provocative collection of meditations on coupledom and its discontents, Adam Phillips manages to unsettle one of our most dearly held ideals, that of the monogamous couple, by speculating upon the impulses that most threaten it--boredom, desire, and the tempting idea that erotic fulfillment might lie elsewhere. With 121 brilliant... more...

  • Houdini's Boxby Adam Phillips

    Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2010; US$ 11.99

    In this uniquely brilliant and insightful book, acclaimed essayist and psychoanalyst Adam Phillips meditates on the notion of escape in our society and in ourselves. No one can escape the desire and need to escape. By analyzing four examples of escape artists?a young girl who hides from others by closing her eyes; a grown man incapable of a relationship;... more...

  • Promises, Promises: Essays On Psychoanalysis And Literatureby Adam Phillips

    Basic Books 2009; US$ 18.00

    Adam Phillips, "the closest thing we have to a philosopher of happiness," brings us a dazzling roundup of provocative essays on psychoanalysis and literature. more...

  • Darwin's Worms On Life Stories And Death Storiesby Adam Phillips

    Basic Books 2009; US$ 13.00

    A startlingly original psychoanalytic writer takes on death, loss, and the telling of life stories through an exploration of Darwin and Freud more...

  • Animate to Harmonyby Adam Phillips

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 44.95

    Want to create studio-quality work and get noticed? Just coming off Flash and looking for a Toon Boom intro? Are you a traditional pencil-and-paper animator? From scene setup to the final render, learn how to navigate the Toon Boom interface to create animation that can be published on a variety of platforms and formats. Animate to Harmony guides... more...

  • Going Saneby Adam Phillips

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 10.29

    Being sane has long been defined simply as that bland and nebulous state of not being mentally ill. While writings on madness fill entire libraries, until now no one has thought to engage exclusively with the idea of sanity. In a society governed by indulgence and excess, madness is the state of mind we identify with most keenly. Though ultimately... more...

  • Side Effectsby Adam Phillips

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 10.29

    Psychoanalysis works by attending to the patient's side effects, "what falls out of his pockets once he starts speaking." Undergoing psychoanalytic therapy is always a leap into the dark?like dedicating our hearts and intellect to a powerful work of literature, it's impossible to know beforehand its ultimate effect and consequences. One must remain... more...

  • Side Effectsby Adam Phillips

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    Psychoanalysis works by attending to the patient's side effects, "what falls out of his pockets once he starts speaking." Undergoing psychoanalytic therapy is always a leap into the dark?like dedicating our hearts and intellect to a powerful work of literature, it's impossible to know beforehand its ultimate effect and consequences. One must remain... more...

  • Going Saneby Adam Phillips

    HarperCollins 2009; Not Available

    Being sane has long been defined simply as that bland and nebulous state of not being mentally ill. While writings on madness fill entire libraries, until now no one has thought to engage exclusively with the idea of sanity. In a society governed by indulgence and excess, madness is the state of mind we identify with most keenly. Though ultimately... more...