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Houdinis Box: The Art of Escape by Adam Phillips 0375706232 9780375706233
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Houdinis Box: The Art of Escape by Adam Phillips

In this uniquely brilliant and insightful book, acclaimed essayist and psychoanalyst Adam Phillips meditates on the notion of escape in our society and in ourselves. No one can escape the desire and need to escape. By analyzing four examples of escape artistsa young girl who hides from others by closing her eyes; a grown man incapable of a relationship; Emily Dickinson, recluse extraordinaire; and Harry Houdini, the quintessential master of escapePhillips enables readers to identify the escape artists lurking within themselves. Lucid, erudite, and audacious,Houdinis Boxis another scintillating and seminal work by one of the worlds most dazzlingly original thinkers.

Author: Adam Phillips

Language: English

Binding: Paperback

Pages: 192

Publisher: Vintage

Publication Date: 2002-08-13

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