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The Beast in the Nursery: On Curiosity and Other Appetites

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Publisher Comments:

If you are disturbed by the idea that to grow up is to learn to live with disillusionment, if you are fascinated by the perplexity of child-rearing, or if you fear you were more creative as a child, The Beast in the Nursery offers an illuminating and possibly life-changing experience.

     In four interrelated essays, Adam Phillips arrives at startling new insights into issues that preoccupied Freud, showing in the process that far from having lost its relevance, psychoanalysis is still one of our most incisive tools for the exploration of the human psyche and its possibilities.  Phillips transforms the genre of the essay into an instrument for intellectual investigation of the most absorbing kind.

Synopsis:

In four interrelated essays, Adam Phillips arrives at startling new insights into issues that preoccupied Freud, showing in the process that far from having lost its relevance, psychoanalysis is still one of our most incisive tools for the exploration of the human psyche and its possibilities. Phillips transforms the genre of the essay into an instrument for intellectual investigation of the most absorbing kind.

About the Author

Adam Phillips is the author of Winnicott; On Kissing, Tickling, and Being Bored; On Flirtation; Terrors and Experts; and Monogamy. Formerly the principal child psychotherapist at Charing Cross Hospital in London, he lives in England.

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Product Details

ISBN:
9780375700477
Subtitle:
On Curiosity and Other Appetites
Author:
Phillips, Adam
Publisher:
Vintage
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Child Psychology
Subject:
Psychoanalysis
Subject:
Psychoanalytic Theory
Subject:
Curiosity
Subject:
Psychotherapy - Child & Adolescent
Subject:
Movements - Psychoanalysis
Subject:
Psychology-Child Psychology
Subject:
psychoanalysis;psychology
Edition Number:
1st Vintage Books
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Series Volume:
RP-576
Publication Date:
19990330
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8.03x5.21x.67 in. .46 lbs.

Related Subjects

Health and Self-Help » Child Psychology » General
Health and Self-Help » Psychology » Child Psychology
Health and Self-Help » Psychology » General
Health and Self-Help » Psychology » History

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"Synopsis" by , In four interrelated essays, Adam Phillips arrives at startling new insights into issues that preoccupied Freud, showing in the process that far from having lost its relevance, psychoanalysis is still one of our most incisive tools for the exploration of the human psyche and its possibilities. Phillips transforms the genre of the essay into an instrument for intellectual investigation of the most absorbing kind.
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