A scintillating sequence of essays on writers and writing from one of the great minds of our times.
Adam Phillips is the author of numerous works of psychotherapy and literary criticism, including Winnicott, On Kissing, Tickling, and Being Bored, Going Sane, Side Effects, On Kindness, co-written with Barbara Taylor, On Balance, Missing Out, One Way and Another, Becoming Freud and Unforbidden Pleasures.Adam Phillips is a practising psychoanalyst and a visiting professor in the English department at the University of York. He writes regularly for the London Review of Books, the Observer and the New York Times, and he is General Editor of the Penguin Modern Classics Freud translations. He recently curated an exhibition, The Vulgar- Fashion Redefined, at the Barbican, London. His forthcoming book, In Writing, will be published by Hamish Hamilton in summer 2017.
Publisher's description. Adam Phillips explores the relationship between psychoanalysis and writing in a thrillingly erudite sequence of essays. From Byron to Barthes and Shakespeare to Sebald, Phillips demonstrates how literature and psychoanalysis are closely interlinked, sharing many ideas, theories and narratives. * Penguin *