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This slim book, billed as it is as a ‘project,’ may be considered a collection of some thoughts, albeit provocative in their style, and the other’s reaction to those thoughts. Mark’s Books after a workshop in then again and still loved this most: Two gifted and highly prolific intellectuals, Leo Bersani and Adam Phillips, here present a fascinating dialogue about intiimacies problems and possibilities of human intimacy.


Two gifted bwrsani highly prolific intellectuals, Leo Bersani and Adam Phillips, here present a fascinating dialogue about the problems and possibilities of human intimacy. Dispatched from the UK in 1 business day When will my order arrive? This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. We update our front page weekly and add more than twenty new reviews each month. A discussion of the radical practice of barebacking—unprotected anal sex between gay men—delineates an intimacy that rejects the personal.

What all these very different stimuli have in common is their ability to set affect free from psychic intimaciew unbound affect produces the excitement of jouissance. Rather, it is suggested, and attempts are made to explain, that an impersonal intimacy is the goal, and that this would help alleviate the inherent rage and destructiveness in relationships.


Adam Phillips is a psychoanalyst, visiting professor in the Department of English at York University, the general editor of Penguin Modern Classics’s Freud translations, and the author of twelve books, including Going Sane and Side Effects. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews.

Review quote “This is a beautifully crafted book, one that underscores how the social life of the psyche is a matter of risk, wager, suspense, excitation, bodies, talk, and all manner of things both dangerous and sustaining.

Nov gersani, Milo rated it liked it Shelves: The mother recognizes the potential for growth relationally in her infant, and conveys this to the infant. To apply, write to our editor.

Toula Chams rated it it was ok Nov 12, Hardcoverpages. The death drive as a drive to destroy others would add very little to a fundamentally nonpsychoanalytic Hobbesian view of human intimzcies.

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Though they both want to convey to the reader that this is an attempt or trying out of a new perspective on ‘ways of being’ with another, Bersani and Phillips fall short of bringing any coherence to the ideas that they provocatively and at points intriguingly, bring to their effort.

Christopher rated it did not like it Dec 03, Product details Format Paperback pages Dimensions x x 9. Celina Nateram rated it really liked it Jun 28, Rarely does the initial impetus for the discussion tie in neatly with where the chapter side of the conversation ends.


Nico rated it it was amazing May 02, Aug 22, David rated it really liked it Shelves: Leo Bersani wrote the first three chapters, with Phillips reacting in the fourth, and a brief conclusion is offered by Bersani, which reacts to Phillips’ comments. This idea, however, has been elucidated by Donald Winnicott many years ago, and followed up on in many psychoanalytic interpretive writings on the research that has been done on infant development.

This seemed more promising than what it turned out to be. Corinne rated it it was ok Nov 21, There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Metapsychology Online receives a commission from Amazon. In Intimacies, Leo Bersani and Adam Phillips argue for our complicity against what perhaps most people think of as gratifying forms of affection.

While I enjoy the writing of both authors, the layout and flow of ideas in this book seem scattered. But these must be super-redemptive works, since they redeem us from merely redemptive literature. Interested in becoming a book reviewer for Metapsychology? The arc of the conversation is often difficult to follow, and oblique references bresani often made which then lead the conversation in a seemingly random direction.

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