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Missing out : in praise of the unlived life

Author: Adam Phillips
Publisher: London : Hamish Hamilton, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Summary:
All of us lead two parallel lives: the life we actually live and the one that we wish for and fantasise about. And this life unlived (the one that never actually happens, the one we might be living but for some reason are not) can occupy an extraordinary part of our mental life. We share our lives, in a sense, with the people we have failed to be - and this can become itself the story of our lives: an elegy to needs  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Adam Phillips
ISBN: 9780241143872 024114387X 9780241145449 0241145449
OCLC Number: 778270331
Description: xix, 199 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: On frustration --
On not getting it --
On getting away with it --
On getting out of it --
On satisfaction --
Appendix: On acting madness.
Responsibility: Adam Phillips.

Abstract:

Demonstrates that there might in fact be much to be said for the unlived life. This title suggests that in missing out on one experience we always open ourselves to the potential of another, and that  Read more...
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