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You must be logged in to post a comment. Skip to content In Intimacies, Leo Bersani and Adam Phillips argue bersami our complicity against what perhaps most people think of as gratifying forms of affection.

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This review was very smart, and dead-on. Intimacies by Leo Bersani.

An achieved “mastery over the external world” swells, we bersanni say, the triumphant ego. Overview Music Video Charts. Open Preview See a Problem? Want to Read Currently Reading Read. None of these excursions allow any further understanding of their attempt at formulating a new ‘story’ or ‘project’ about human relations.

berswni Our desire to come together initmacies a meaningful relationship with another — although always cognizant of the fact that we may feel ‘unutterably alone’ at times — is the crux of our persistent attempts at intimacy.


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Goodreads beesani you keep track of books you want to read. Both writers are arguably good thinkers and good writers about the more interesting bits of life. By using our website inyimacies agree to our use of cookies. This is part of the difficulty; many chapters sides of the conversation begin strongly in one direction but quickly diverge and begin to range widely. InRilke wrote in a letter to a young man, ” To download from the iTunes Store, get iTunes now.

The arc of the conversation is often difficult to follow, and oblique references are often made which then lead the conversation in a seemingly random direction. Interested in becoming a book reviewer for Metapsychology? Intimacies is available for download from Apple Books. The extraordinary narcissistic enjoyment that accompanies satisfied aggression at once hyperbolizes the ego and risks shattering its boundaries.

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Though they both gersani to convey to the reader that this is an attempt or trying out brrsani a new perspective on ‘ways of being’ with another, Bersani and Phillips fall short of bringing any coherence to the ideas that they provocatively and at points intriguingly, bring to their effort. Charmingly persuasive and daringly provocative, Intimacies is a rare opportunity to listen in on two brilliant thinkers as they explore new ways of thinking about the human psyche.

Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. This is an ego-project, a defensive move or a pre-emptively offensive move against the world’s threatening difference from the self In Freudian terms, the hyperbolic ego risks being shattered by its own narcissistically thrilling inflation. The book begins with a description of the film Confidences trop intimes translated as Intimate Strangersand Henry James’ work, The Beast in the Junglethe latter vaguely referred to in the movie.


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Metapsychology Online reviewers normally receive gratis review copies of the items they review. In pursuit of new forms of intimacy they take up a range of concerns across a variety of contexts. This book is not yet featured on Listopia.


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A discussion of the radical practice of barebacking—unprotected anal sex between gay men—delineates an intimacy that rejects the personal. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. These are used to demonstrate the ‘sexually neutralized encounter,’ referring to Phillips’ remark, “[p]sychoanalysis is about what two people can say to each other if they agree not to have sex.

Novels LOA Posted by Millineries at 5: He also taught at Wellesley College and Rutgers University. The book is written for those with considerable understanding of psychoanalytic theory — in both its current and historical references.

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