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Adam Phillips

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Adam Phillips is a psychoanalyst and a visiting professor in the English department at the University of York who writes frequently for the London Review of Books. He is the author of many books, including On Kissing, Tickling, and Being Bored; Going Sane; Side Effects; and On Balance. He is also the coauthor, with the historian Barbara Taylor, of On Kindness.

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First published in 1977, Roland Barthes by Roland Barthes is the great literary theorist’s most original work—a brilliant and playful text, gracefully combining the personal...

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Missing Out

Adam Phillips

A transformative book about the lives we wish we had and what they can teach us about who we areAll of us lead two parallel lives: the one we are actively...

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On Balance

Adam Phillips

“Balancing acts,” writes Adam Phillips, “are entertaining because they are risky, but there are situations in which it is more dangerous to keep your balance than to...

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On Kindness

Adam Phillips and Barbara Taylor

Kindness is the foundation of the world’s great religions and most-enduring philosophies. Why, then, does being kind feel so dangerous? If we crave kindness with such intensity, why...

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