Side Effects

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Psychoanalysis as a form of therapy works by attending to the patient’s side effects, that is, ‘what falls out of his pockets once he starts speaking’. Describing a journey which links psychoanalysis and literature, Adam Phillips explains the value of these side effects in understanding complex psychoanalytical issues.

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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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Weight 0.232 kg
Dimensions 19.9 × 12.9 × 2.2 cm
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Cover

Paperback

Pages

317

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

150.195 (edition:22)

Readership

College – higher education / Code: F