Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Unlive a little.

Psychoanalyst and writer Adam Phillips (On Kissing, Tickling and Being Bored, Going Sane) a sensible and erudite thinker about the human mind its products has a new book out: Missing Out: In Praise of the Unlived Life and so is profiled in the Guardian
"I'm not on the side of frustration exactly, so much as the idea that one has to be able to bear frustration in order for satisfaction to be realistic. I'm interested in how the culture of consumer capitalism depends on the idea that we can't bear frustration, so that every time we feel a bit restless or bored or irritable, we eat, say, or we shop."
He's great at where culture meets feelings.  And there is a picture of his bookshelves.

Hat tip: Bookslut

1 comment:

Ryan said...

Reminds me of the character Dunbar from Joseph Heller's Catch-22.