Houdini's Box: The Art of Escape

Houdini's Box: The Art of Escape

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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 artists—a 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 escape—Phillips enables… (more)

Book Details  

Publisher: Vintage (December 15, 2010)

Format: EPUB

Page count: 192 pages

File size: 1.7 MB

Protection: DRM

Language: English

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