About the Book

Being sane has long been defined simply as that bland and nebulous state of not being mentally ill. While writings on madness fill entire libraries, until now no one has thought to engage exclusively with the idea of sanity.

In a society governed by indulgence and excess, madness is the state of mind we identify with most keenly. Though ultimately destructive, it is often credited as the wellspring of genius, individuality, and self-expression. Sanity, on the other hand, confounds us. One of the world's most respected psychoanalysts and original thinkers, Adam Phillips redresses this historical imbalance. He strips our lives back to essentials, focusing on how we--as human beings, parents, lovers, as people to whom work matters--can make space for a sane and well-balanced attitude to living. In a world saturated by tales of dysfunction and suffering, he offers a way forward that is as down-to-earth and realistic as it is uplifting and hopeful.

Book Details
ISBN-13: 9780007155361
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publisher Imprint: Harper Perennial
Depth: 13
Height: 203 mm
No of Pages: 199
Series Title: English
Weight: 172.52 gr
ISBN-10: 0007155360
Publisher Date: 18 Sep 2007
Binding: Paperback
Edition: 1 Reprint
Language: English
Returnable: Y
Spine Width: 13 mm
Width: 135 mm
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