Adam Phillips Going Sane

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Volumes have been dedicated to madness, but sanity is rarely mentioned. We can define the mad, but how do we classify the sane? In Going Sane, psychoanalyst and writer Adam Phillips delves deep into history, philosophy, literature and his own experiences to address questions that we rarely ask about ourselves, taking us on an engrossing journey in which we learn many things - including some of what it takes to be happy in the modern world.

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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.

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"Adam Phillips has written an extraordinarily generous and subtle book...beautiful, unfussily important and emotionally brilliant." -- Jorie Graham, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Dream of the Unified Field

"Beautifully written...clever and funny, and properly profound...A lovely addition to Phillips’ guides to living a happier life." -- GQ

"Challenging and inspiring ...Going Sane is an indispensable guide to what wisdom means today." -- John Gray, professor of political thought at the London School of Economics

"Erudite and absorbing, oozes intelligence - and charm. [Phillips is] adept at making the complex comprehensible." -- Independent

"Phillips has made psychoanalytic thought livelier and more poetic than ever... One of [his] finest and most broadly appealing books." -- New York Times

"Phillips is, as ever, an original and lucid spirit, a buzzing intellectual gadfly in the ointment of our easy answers." -- Daphne Merkin, author of DREAMING OF HITLER: Passions and Provocations

"Phillips offers a detailed description of what sanity can mean today." -- Los Angeles Times

"Phillip’s arguments, both thought provoking and provocative, may affect future definitions of sanity and madness." -- Publishers Weekly

"Winningly articulate, enlightening but never patronising, [Adam Phillips] is a born writer...Going Sane is written with elegance and zest." -- Arena

"Wise and subtle. Going Sane has some superbly suggestive things to say about childhood, depression, autism and schizophrenia."-- -- Irish Times

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