Adam Phillips

Adam Phillips is a psychotherapist and essayist. Since 2003 he has been the general editor of the new Penguin Modern Classics translations of Sigmund Freud. He is also a regular contributor to the London Review of Books. His influences include D.W. Winnicott, Roland Barthes, Stanley Cavell and W.H. Auden. His books are:

  • Winnicott (1988)
  • On Kissing, Tickling, and Being Bored: Psychoanalytic Essays on the Unexamined Life (1993)
  • On Flirtation: Psychoanalytic Essays on the Uncommitted Life (1994)
  • Terrors and Experts (1995)
  • Monogamy (1996)
  • The Beast in the Nursery: On Curiosity and Other Appetites (1998)
  • Darwin’s Worms: On Life Stories and Death Stories (1999)
  • Promises, Promises (2000)
  • Houdini’s Box: On the Arts of Escape (2001)</