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Attention Seeking

Adam Phillips



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16 July 2019
Psychology; Psychoanalytical theory (Freudian psychology); Analytical & Jungian psychology
'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 from Adam Phillips is a fascinating and memorable introduction to the nature and the uses of our attention.
By:   Adam Phillips
Imprint:   Penguin
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 181mm,  Width: 111mm,  Spine: 8mm
Weight:   83g
ISBN:   9780241986721
ISBN 10:   0241986729
Pages:   112
Publication Date:   16 July 2019
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  College/higher education ,  Undergraduate ,  Primary
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Adam Phillips, formerly Principle Child Psychotherapist at Charing Cross Hospital, London, is a practising psychoanalyst and a visiting professor in the English department at the University of York. He is the author of numerous works of psychoanalysis and literary criticism, including most recently Unforbidden Pleasures, and Missing Out. He is General Editor of the Penguin Modern Classics Freud translations, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.

Reviews for Attention Seeking

Playfully digressive style... He is the finest living decipherer of affective life [and] the Bob Dylan of psychoanalysis * Daily Telegraph * Adam Phillips is that rarest of phenomena, a trained clinician who is also a sublime writer 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 * The Martin Amis of British psychoanalysis . . . brilliantly amusing and often highly unsettling * The Times * The best living essayist writing in English

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