Attention Seeking

Attention Seeking

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Synopsis

A short, fascinating introduction to the concept of attention from Britain's leading psychoanalyst, author of Missing Out and On Kindness.

What we find of interest may tell us more than we think...

'Everything depends on what, if anything, we find interesting: on what we are encouraged and educated to find interesting, and what we find ourselves being interested in despite ourselves. There is our official curiosity and our unofficial curiosity (and psychoanalysis is a story about the relationship between the two) . . .'

Based on three connected talks on the subject of attention, this pocket-sized book is a quirky and memorable introduction to the concept of our attention - how we spend it, and what it might tell us about ourselves. From Britain's pre-eminent psychoanalyst, this is an essential new addition to the Adam Phillips canon.

'The best living essayist writing in English' - John Gray

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Penguin Books

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Book information

ISBN: 9780241986721
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Imprint: Penguin Books
Pub date:
DEWEY: 153.733
DEWEY edition: 23
Number of pages: 112
Weight: 86g
Height: 112mm
Width: 179mm
Spine width: 28mm