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Houdini’s Box

Adam Phillips

Houdini’s Box, by Adam Phillips, is a spectacular examination of mankind’s on-going fascination with ideas of escape. ‘A rare achievement – as remarkable a piece of work as Houdini ever performed himself.’ (Daily Telegraph)

Format
Paperback
ISBN
9780571206650
Date Published
18.11.2002
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Summary

In his most captivating book to date, Adam Phillips explores mankind’s on-going fascination with ideas of escape. Taking as his starting point the life and works of Harry Houdini – ‘the greatest magician the world has ever seen’ – he considers why some people might become compulsive escape artists, whereas others appear to find freedom in self-imposed confinement.

‘A rare achievement – as remarkable a piece of work as Houdini ever performed himself.’ Daily Telegraph

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Adam Phillips was born in Cardiff in 1954. He is the author of numerous works of psychotherapy and literary criticism, including Winnicott, On Kissing, Tickling, and Being Bored, Going Sane, Side Effects, On Kindness, co-written with Barbara Taylor, On Balance, Missing Out, One Way and Another and Becoming Freud. Adam Phillips is a practising psychoanalyst and a visiting professor in…

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