Call Boomerang Books 1300 36 33 32

Side effects are things we do not intend. And, in this collection of essays, Adam Phillips 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. Phillips also 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.

Buy Side Effects book by Adam Phillips from Australia's Online Independent Bookstore, Boomerang Books.

Book Details

ISBN: 9780141012506
ISBN-10: 0141012501
Format: Paperback
(199mm x 129mm x 22mm)
Pages: 336
Imprint: Penguin Books Ltd
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publish Date: 26-Jul-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Side Effects book by Adam Phillips and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a Boomerang Books Account Holder - it's free to sign up and there are great benefits!)

Write Review


Author Biography - Adam Phillips

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.

Books By Author Adam Phillips

In Writing by Adam Phillips

In Writing

Paperback, June 2017
$31.50
Unforbidden Pleasures by Adam Phillips

Unforbidden Pleasures

Paperback, October 2016
$22.49
Becoming Freud by Adam Phillips

Becoming Freud

Paperback, May 2016
$22.49
Book of Evidence & the Sea by Adam Phillips

The Book of Evidence & the Sea

Hardback, May 2015
$25.07