Title On Flirtation.
Book Condition Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition.
Edition First Edition (Unstated).
Publisher Harvard University Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts and London England: 1994.
0674634373 / 9780674634374
Seller ID 68002X1
Psychoanalytic Essays on the Uncommitted Life. People tend to flirt only with serious things - madness, disaster, other people's affections. So is flirtation dangerous, exploiting the ambiguity of promises to sabotage our cherished notions of commitment? Or is it, as Adam Phillips suggest, a productive pleasure, keeping things in play, letting us get to know them in different ways, allowing us the fascination of what is unconvincing? This is a book about the possibilities of flirtation, its risks and instructive amusements - about the spaces flirtation opens in the stories we tell ourselves, particularly within the framework of psychoanalysis. Includes an Index. "This is Phillips' best book to date, and a very good one. He is an engaging writer. His mind is complex and his voice aphoristic . . . He's one of the most thoughtful and original of contemporary psychoanalytic writers." - Robert Coles, Harvard University
(Key Words: Adam Phillips, Risk Taking, Adam Phillips, Psychoanalysis, Anna Freud,Isaac Rosenberg, Oedipus Complex, Ernest Jones, Sigmund Freud, Children, Walter Benjamin, John Clare).