Side effects are things we do not intend. And, in this collection of essays, Adam Phillips examines how the things we don't mean, or mean perhaps to forget, prove to be those that are often most telling about our unconscious lives. Phillips also intends for us to question our conscious pursuit of happiness, explaining that, in refusing to admit and explore life's down sides, we can only be living half lives. And through his unique and incisive exploration of literature, Phillips also demonstrates what the great novelists ...

Side Effects 2007, Penguin Books Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9780141012506


Side Effects 2007, Harper Perennial, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780007155385

Trade paperback

Side Effects 2006, Hamish Hamilton Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9780241142110