On FlirtationBMJ 1995; 310 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.310.6978.540b (Published 25 February 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;310:540
- Anthony Daniels
Adam Phillips Faber, pounds sterling14.99, pp 226 ISBN 0 571 14496 9
Much psychoanalytical writing has all the stylistic flair and intellectual excitement of a speech by the late Leonid Brezhnev. The founder of psychoanalysis was a brilliant author and may profitably be read by anyone, but the writings of his followers are readable only as an act of religious devotion, or even of contrition.
Adam Phillips is a psychoanalytical author with a reputation for wit and accessibility. On the evidence of this book it is …