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Going Sane (Paperback): Adam Phillips Going Sane (Paperback)
Adam Phillips
R315 R296 Discovery Miles 2 960 Save R19 (6%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

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 destructive, it is often credited as the wellspring of genius, individuality, and self-expression. Sanity, on the other hand, confounds us. One of the world's most respected psychoanalysts and original thinkers, Adam Phillips redresses this historical imbalance. He strips our lives back to essentials, focusing on how we--as human beings, parents, lovers, as people to whom work matters--can make space for a sane and well-balanced attitude to living. In a world saturated by tales of dysfunction and suffering, he offers a way forward that is as down-to-earth and realistic as it is uplifting and hopeful. --Daphne Merkin, author of DREAMING OF HITLER: Passions and Provocations

Handbags - The Making of a Museum (Hardcover): Claire Wilcox, Judith Clark, Adam Phillips, Caroline Evans, Amy De La Haye Handbags - The Making of a Museum (Hardcover)
Claire Wilcox, Judith Clark, Adam Phillips, Caroline Evans, Amy De La Haye 1
R837 Discovery Miles 8 370 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

An exploration of the role of the handbag in the history of culture, fashion, and material production The history of the handbag-its design, how it has been made, used, and worn-reveals something essential about women's lives over the past 500 years. Perhaps the most universal item of fashionable adornment, it can also be elusive, an object of desire, secrecy, and even fear. Handbags explores these rich histories and multiple meanings. This book features specially commissioned photographs of an extraordinary, newly formed collection of fashionable handbags that date from the 16th century to the present day. It has been acquired for exhibition in the first museum devoted to the handbag, in Seoul, South Korea. The project is a commission undertaken by experimental exhibition-maker Judith Clark, whose innovative practices are revealed in Handbags. Essays by leading fashion historians and an acclaimed psychoanalyst investigate the history of gesture, the psychoanalysis of bags, and the museum's state-of-the-art mannequins and archive cabinets. In order to preserve the words that describe the unique qualities of each bag, a terminology of handbags has been compiled.

Roland Barthes (Paperback): Roland Barthes Roland Barthes (Paperback)
Roland Barthes; Translated by Richard Howard; Foreword by Adam Phillips
R338 R278 Discovery Miles 2 780 Save R60 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

First published in 1977, "Roland Barthes by Roland Barthes "is the great literary theorist's most original work--a brilliant and playful text, gracefully combining the personal and the theoretical to reveal Roland Barthes's tastes, his childhood, his education, his passions and regrets.

On Kindness (Paperback): Adam Phillips, Barbara Taylor On Kindness (Paperback)
Adam Phillips, Barbara Taylor 2
R205 R180 Discovery Miles 1 800 Save R25 (12%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

What is kindness? Does it make us happier? And does it have a place in a selfish world? Psychoanalyst Adam Phillips and historian Barbara Taylor present an elegant, thoughtful and concise analysis of kindness in history, in life and in the modern world. Suggesting that acts of kindness occur when we are at our most open and honest, they ask why it is that our faith in kindness has been shaken - and why we are all too ready to believe that antagonism has taken its place.

Intimacies (Paperback): Leo Bersani, Adam Phillips Intimacies (Paperback)
Leo Bersani, Adam Phillips
R366 Discovery Miles 3 660 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Two gifted and highly prolific intellectuals, Leo Bersani and Adam Phillips, here present a fascinating dialogue about the problems and possibilities of human intimacy. Their conversation takes as its point of departure psychoanalysis and its central importance to the modern imagination--though equally important is their shared sense that by misleading us about the importance of self-knowledge and the danger of narcissism, psychoanalysis has failed to realize its most exciting and innovative relational potential.
In pursuit of new forms of intimacy they take up a range of concerns across a variety of contexts. To test the hypothesis that the essence of the analytic exchange is intimate talk without sex, they compare Patrice Leconte's film about an accountant mistaken for a psychoanalyst, "Intimate Strangers," with Henry James's classic novella "The Beast in the Jungle." A discussion of the radical practice of barebacking--unprotected anal sex between gay men--delineates an intimacy that rejects the personal. Even serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer and the Bush administration's war on terror enter the scene as the conversation turns to the way aggression thrills and gratifies the ego. Finally, in a reading of Socrates' theory of love from Plato's "Phaedrus," Bersani and Phillips call for a new form of intimacy which they term "impersonal narcissism": a divestiture of the ego and a recognition of one's non-psychological potential self in others. This revolutionary way of relating to the world, they contend, could lead to a new human freedom by mitigating the horrifying violence we blithely accept as part of human nature.
Charmingly persuasive and daringly provocative, "Intimacies" is a rare opportunity to listen in on two brilliant thinkers as they explore new ways of thinking about the human psyche.

Attention Seeking (Paperback): Adam Phillips Attention Seeking (Paperback)
Adam Phillips 1
R202 R158 Discovery Miles 1 580 Save R44 (22%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

A short, fascinating introduction to the concept of attention from Britain's leading psychoanalyst, author of Missing Out and On Kindness. What we find of interest may tell us more than we think... 'Everything depends on what, if anything, we find interesting: on what we are encouraged and educated to find interesting, and what we find ourselves being interested in despite ourselves. There is our official curiosity and our unofficial curiosity (and psychoanalysis is a story about the relationship between the two) . . .' Based on three connected talks on the subject of attention, this pocket-sized book is a quirky and memorable introduction to the concept of our attention - how we spend it, and what it might tell us about ourselves. From Britain's pre-eminent psychoanalyst, this is an essential new addition to the Adam Phillips canon. 'The best living essayist writing in English' - John Gray

On Kindness (Paperback): Adam Phillips, Barbara Taylor On Kindness (Paperback)
Adam Phillips, Barbara Taylor
R319 R258 Discovery Miles 2 580 Save R61 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Kindness is the foundation of the world's great religions and most-enduring philosophies. Why, then, does being kind feel so dangerous? If we crave kindness with such intensity, why is it often the last pleasure we permit ourselves? And why--despite our longing--are we often suspicious when we are on the receiving end of it?
Drawing on intellectual history, literature, psychoanalysis, and contemporary social theory, this brief and essential book will return to its readers what Marcus Aurelius declared was mankind's "greatest delight": the intense satisfactions of generosity and compassion.

13 Hrs (DVD): Gemma Atkinson, Joshua Bowman, Isabella Calthorpe, Cornelius Clarke, Antony De Liseo, Tom Felton, Peter Gadiot,... 13 Hrs (DVD)
Gemma Atkinson, Joshua Bowman, Isabella Calthorpe, Cornelius Clarke, Antony De Liseo, … 1
R85 Discovery Miles 850 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

British werewolf horror. When Sarah Tyler (Isabella Calthorpe) reluctantly returns to her troubled family home in the deepest countryside, she and her family and friends find themselves besieged by a dark and deadly horror that threatens to wipe out the entire party. Tom Felton, Gemma Atkinson and Joshua Bowman co-star.

Actual Life (Hardcover): Toby Glanville Actual Life (Hardcover)
Toby Glanville; Introduction by David Chandler; Edited by Adam Phillips
R480 Discovery Miles 4 800 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Monster Pack (DVD): Gemma Atkinson, Joshua Bowman, Isabella Calthorpe, Cornelius Clarke, Antony De Liseo, Tom Felton, Peter... Monster Pack (DVD)
Gemma Atkinson, Joshua Bowman, Isabella Calthorpe, Cornelius Clarke, Antony De Liseo, …
R122 Discovery Miles 1 220 Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Winnicott (Paperback): Adam Phillips Winnicott (Paperback)
Adam Phillips
R258 R224 Discovery Miles 2 240 Save R34 (13%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

D.W. Winnicott's remarkable books, including The Piggle, Home Is Where We Start From and The Child, Family and the Outside World (all published by Penguin) are still read, valued and argued with over thirty years after his death. Adam Phillips's short book, now issued with a new preface, is an elegant, thoughtful attempt to get to grips with a writer, paediatrician and psychiatrist whose work with children and mothers (and the wider implications their relationship has for all of us) continues to be profoundly relevant and fascinating.

The Penguin Freud Reader (Paperback): Sigmund Freud The Penguin Freud Reader (Paperback)
Sigmund Freud; Edited by Adam Phillips
R299 R252 Discovery Miles 2 520 Save R47 (16%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Here are the essential ideas of psychoanalytic theory, including Freud's explanations of such concepts as the Id, Ego and Super-Ego, the Death Instinct and Pleasure Principle, along with classic case studies like that of the Wolf Man. Adam Phillips's marvellous selection provides an ideal overview of Freud's thought in all its extraordinary ambition and variety. Psychoanalysis may be known as the 'talking cure', yet it is also and profoundly, a way of reading. Here we can see Freud's writings as readings and listenings, deciphering the secrets of the mind, finding words for desires that have never found expression. Much more than this, however, The Penguin Freud Reader presents a compelling reading of life as we experience it today, and a way in to the work of one of the most haunting writers of the modern age.

Various Artists - Believe (CD): Audrey Wheeler, Richie Sambora, Mark Taylor, Hamish Stewaet, Adam Phillips, Tom Salta, Tracy... Various Artists - Believe (CD)
Audrey Wheeler, Richie Sambora, Mark Taylor, Hamish Stewaet, Adam Phillips, …
R131 Discovery Miles 1 310 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Becoming Freud - The Making of a Psychoanalyst (Paperback): Adam Phillips Becoming Freud - The Making of a Psychoanalyst (Paperback)
Adam Phillips
R305 Discovery Miles 3 050 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

From one of the world's foremost authorities on Sigmund Freud comes a strikingly original biography of the father of psychoanalysis Becoming Freud is the story of the young Freud-Freud up until the age of fifty-that incorporates all of Freud's many misgivings about the art of biography. Freud invented a psychological treatment that involved the telling and revising of life stories, but he was himself skeptical of the writing of such stories. In this biography, Adam Phillips, whom the New Yorker calls "Britain's foremost psychoanalytical writer," emphasizes the largely and inevitably undocumented story of Freud's earliest years as the oldest-and favored-son of Jewish immigrants from Eastern Europe and suggests that the psychoanalysis Freud invented was, among many other things, a psychology of the immigrant-increasingly, of course, everybody's status in the modern world. Psychoanalysis was also Freud's way of coming to terms with the fate of the Jews in Europe in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. So as well as incorporating the writings of Freud and his contemporaries, Becoming Freud also uses the work of historians of the Jews in Europe in this significant period in their lives, a period of unprecedented political freedom and mounting persecution. Phillips concludes by speculating what psychoanalysis might have become if Freud had died in 1906, before the emergence of a psychoanalytic movement over which he had to preside.

In Writing (Paperback): Adam Phillips In Writing (Paperback)
Adam Phillips 1
R262 R228 Discovery Miles 2 280 Save R34 (13%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Acclaimed author of On Kissing, Tickling and Being Bored and On Kindness A collection of literary essays like no other - exploring the deep connections between literature and psychoanalysis - from Britain's leading psychoanalyst. For Adam Phillips - as for Freud and many of his followers - poetry and poets have always held an essential place, as both precursors and unofficial collaborators in the psychoanalytic project. But the same has never held true in reverse. What, Phillips wonders, at the start of this deeply engaging book, has psychoanalysis meant for writers? And what can writing do for psychoanalysis? Phillips explores these questions through an exhilarating series of encounters with - and vivid readings of - writers he has loved, from Byron and Barthes to Shakespeare and Sebald. And in the process he demonstrates, through his own unique style, how literature and psychoanalysis can speak to and of each other. 'Adam Phillips is that rarest of phenomena, a trained clinician who is also a sublime writer' - John Banville, author of The Sea 'Reading Phillips, you may be amused, vexed, dazzled. But the one thing you will never be is bored' Observer 'One of those writers whom it is a pleasure simply to hear think' Sunday Telegraph

Chef Milo Shares Some Love (Paperback): Evgeniya Kozhevnikova Chef Milo Shares Some Love (Paperback)
Evgeniya Kozhevnikova; Adam Phillip Jasper
R208 Discovery Miles 2 080 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
On Kissing, Tickling and Being Bored (Paperback, Main): Adam Phillips On Kissing, Tickling and Being Bored (Paperback, Main)
Adam Phillips
R257 R223 Discovery Miles 2 230 Save R34 (13%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The author is committed to psychoanalysis as part of a wider cultural conversation, and this unique collection of essays on a wide range of relatively unexplored subjects combines literary and philosophical commentary with vivid clinical vignettes.'Like Chekhov, Phillips writes as well as he doctors, and his fascination with the subtleties of human behaviour makes him a good storyteller.He has a welcome openness to the essential strangeness of every person; this alone is reason enough to read him.' Jane Mendelsohn, Guardian

On Balance (Paperback): Adam Phillips On Balance (Paperback)
Adam Phillips
R290 Discovery Miles 2 900 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Every day, we are told that balance is a good thing. We are supposed to make balanced judgments, balance our budget, and preserve a balance of power in our government. Disturbed people are described as unbalanced. In this insightful, charming book, the philosopher and psychoanalyst Adam Phillips looks afresh at balance (and its shadow, excess) and asks if achieving the former is such an admirable goal. From this perspective, Phillips examines the explosive topics of money, sex, parenthood, faith, and education. In his exhilarating and casually brilliant explorations of case studies, fairy tales, works of art, and literature, the paradoxes inherent in our appetites and fears are revealed.

Short poems on Deformogrophy (Paperback): Adam Phillip Fry Short poems on Deformogrophy (Paperback)
Adam Phillip Fry
R303 Discovery Miles 3 030 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Unforbidden Pleasures (MP3 format, CD, Unabridged edition): Adam Phillips Unforbidden Pleasures (MP3 format, CD, Unabridged edition)
Adam Phillips; Narrated by Steven Crossley
R488 R390 Discovery Miles 3 900 Save R98 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Winnicott (German, Paperback): Adam Phillips Winnicott (German, Paperback)
Adam Phillips
R576 Discovery Miles 5 760 In stock
The Brackenwood Character Sketchbook - 2002 - 2012 (Paperback): Adam Phillips The Brackenwood Character Sketchbook - 2002 - 2012 (Paperback)
Adam Phillips
R306 Discovery Miles 3 060 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Brackenwood is an animated web series created by Adam Phillips. This is a collection of his rough original character sketches and creature designs spanning a decade of Brackenwood series development. It includes many steps in the evolution of these characters from the earliest ideas to some current designs. The Brackenwood Sketchbook contains very few clean or finished drawings. All are scanned originals, many from crumpled and smudged paper taken from storage especially for this compilation.

The Nazi Tyranny - The Rise of the Third Reich, the Horror of the Concentration Camps, Judgment at Nuremberg (Hardcover): Len... The Nazi Tyranny - The Rise of the Third Reich, the Horror of the Concentration Camps, Judgment at Nuremberg (Hardcover)
Len Giovennitti, Yakov Adam, Phillipe Citron
R855 Discovery Miles 8 550 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Never Before Published. Complete List Of Nazi War Criminals Many Of Whom Are Still At Large.

The Nazi Tyranny - The Rise of the Third Reich, the Horror of the Concentration Camps, Judgment at Nuremberg (Paperback): Len... The Nazi Tyranny - The Rise of the Third Reich, the Horror of the Concentration Camps, Judgment at Nuremberg (Paperback)
Len Giovennitti, Yakov Adam, Phillipe Citron
R534 Discovery Miles 5 340 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Never Before Published. Complete List Of Nazi War Criminals Many Of Whom Are Still At Large.

On Balance (Paperback): Adam Phillips On Balance (Paperback)
Adam Phillips
R446 R374 Discovery Miles 3 740 Save R72 (16%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Every day, we are told that balance is a good thing. We are supposed to make balanced judgments, balance our budget, and preserve a balance of power in our government. Disturbed people are described as unbalanced. In this insightful, charming book, the philosopher and psychoanalyst Adam Phillips looks afresh at balance (and its shadow, excess) and asks if achieving the former is such an admirable goal. From this perspective, Phillips examines the explosive topics of money, sex, parenthood, faith, and education. In his exhilarating and casually brilliant explorations of case studies, fairy tales, works of art, and literature, the paradoxes inherent in our appetites and fears are revealed.

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