Unforbidden Pleasures

Unforbidden Pleasures

Much has been written of the forbidden pleasures. But what of the "unforbidden" pleasures?

Unforbidden Pleasures is the singular new book from Adam Phillips, the author of Missing Out, Going Sane, and On Balance. Here, with his signature insight and erudition, Phillips takes Oscar Wilde as a springboard for a deep dive into the meanings and importance of the unforbidden, from the fall of our "first parents," Adam and Eve, to the work of the great psychoanalytic thinkers.… (more)

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If art is a forum for exploring the amoral, and art springs from imagination, then we all contain the stirrings of the amoral. It’s up to us, he implies, to see what we will make of the art of living once we know this.


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Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (May 17, 2016)

Collection: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Language: English


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