Attention Seeking

Author(s): Adam Phillips

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.

Description: '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.


Review: 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


 


 


Author Biography: 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.


Promotional Information: A short, fascinating introduction to the concept of attention, from Britain's pre-eminent psychoanalyst.

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  • : 9780241986721
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
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  • : May 2019
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  • : Adam Phillips
  • : Paperback
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  • : English
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