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On Kissing, Tickling, and Being Bored

Psychoanalytic Essays on the Unexamined Life

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$30.50 • £24.95 • €27.50

ISBN 9780674634633

Publication Date: 07/15/1998

Academic Trade

160 pages

6 x 9 inches


  • Introduction
  • 1. On Tickling
  • 2. First Hates: Phobias in Theory
  • 3. On Risk and Solitude
  • 4. On Composure
  • 5. Worrying and Its Discontents
  • 6. Returning the Dream: In Memoriam Masud Khan
  • 7. On Being Bored
  • 8. Looking at Obstacles
  • 9. Plotting for Kisses
  • 10. Playing Mothers: Between Pedagogy and Transference
  • 11. Psychoanalysis and Idolatry
  • Notes
  • Credits
  • Index

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