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On Not Being Able to Sleep: Psychoanalysis and the Modern World Hardcover – 9 Jan 2003

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  • Hardcover: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Chatto & Windus; First Edition, First Printing edition (9 Jan. 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 070116977X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0701169770
  • Product Dimensions: 23.4 x 15.6 x 2.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,207,408 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"Rose puts good questions to the human psyche... in a book about the limits of language, Rose succeeds in showing the fullness and strength of the questions it can be made to ask" (Independent on Sunday)

"This collection should appeal both to the 'common reader' and those more academically inclined- the writing here is never less than excellent" (Scotland on Sunday)

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"[Rose] displays wonderful clarity and originality" (Daily Telegraph) --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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7 of 23 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 14 Jan. 2004
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It appears to me that all of the women reviewd in this book suffered from the type of personality whose actions are so volatile that they readily lend themselves to analytic examination. In his book The Siren's Dance : My Marriage to a Borderline: A Case Study Dr.Walker marries such a woman and ultimately comes to the conclusion that such a life is not worth examining in such depth, for the madness is more destructive than instructive, and ultimately has no creative purpose.
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