New and Selected Essays
A selection of his most popular essays from the author called 'Britain's foremost psychoanalytic writer' by the New Yorker.
In the twenty essays gathered here, ranging across his entire oeuvre, psychoanalyst Adam Phillips offers a vivid introduction to his discipline as well as his own unique thinking. Investigating subjects as diverse as desire, family, happiness, tickling, forgetting and even boredom, Phillips proves himself to be not only one of our most engaging writers but also a fascinating and provocative guide to our obsessions as human beings.
“Phillips's prose is poetic in the best sense: it is muscular, resonant, and thrums with a dark music that is all its own”
“Phillips' lively intelligence wins over the reader and makes his work addictive”
“Our greatest writer on psychology”
“Adam Phillips is Britain's foremost psychoanalytic writer”
The New Yorker
“The most celebrated and iconoclastic British psychoanalyst”