On Balance

On Balance

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“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 lose it.” In these exhilarating and casually brilliant essays, the philosopher and psychoanalyst examines literature, fairy tales, works of art, and case studies to reveal the paradoxes inherent in our appetites and fears. How do we know when enough is enough? Are there times when too much is… (more)

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Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (August 31, 2010)

Collection: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

Format: EPUB

Protection: DRM

Language: English


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