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On Kissing, Tickling and Being Bored: Psychoanalytic Essays on the Unexamined Life Paperback – 7 Mar 1994


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  • Paperback: 143 pages
  • Publisher: Faber and Faber; New Ed edition (7 Mar 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0571170226
  • ISBN-13: 978-0571170227
  • Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 1.4 x 19.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 373,218 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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These are extremely insightful psychoanalytic essays on things like worry and solitude, which are of much more concern to me than issues like wanting to sleep with your closest relatives --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Adam Phillips was formerly Principal Child Psychotherapist at Charing Cross Hospital in London. He is the author of, among others, Darwin's Worms, Promises, Promises, Equals and Houdini's Box.

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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful By A.S. on 11 Jan 2007
Format: Paperback
Tantalising title aside, Philip Adams' collection of essays makes a most stimulating though somewhat heavy read, as he uncovers subtle internal states in the individual using clinical material as examples. I enjoyed the book thoroughly though often needed to re-read paragraphs for deeper meaning. A boook one could return to again and again for insight and reflection. Most suitable for philosophers, psychoanalysts and those with a literary mind but there is something for the general reader too. I would recommend this as an excellent intro to Adams' writing. I first read it ten years ago, and the book still has much to offer a decade later.
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6 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Mrs. Vivienne Wachenje on 9 July 2009
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Must have lent this out to someone. Suddenly missed it, and ordered another one, always an interesting read. Do not be put off by frivolous title, actually a very deep and complex book.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Niels Viggo Hansen on 26 April 2013
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Great book, just discovered by accident in a bookstore (at Harvard of all places): investigative, playful, philosophical. I am finally beginning to understand what is fun and important about psychoanalysis.
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