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Forrester, J. (2015). Adam Phillips and the Making of a Psychoanalyst: Becoming Freud: The Making of a Psychoanalyst, by Adam Phillips (New Haven & London: Yale University Press, 2014; 178 pp). Psychoanal. Hist., 17(1):107-119.

(2015). Psychoanalysis and History, 17(1):107-119

Review Article

Adam Phillips and the Making of a Psychoanalyst: Becoming Freud: The Making of a Psychoanalyst, by Adam Phillips (New Haven & London: Yale University Press, 2014; 178 pp)

Review by:
John Forrester

Adam Phillips is one of our finest contemporary writers on psychoanalysis and its vicissitudes. Ever since Winnicott (1988), his contribution to Frank Kermode's era-defining Modern Masters series - and still the best study of Winnicott - and his advertising by example what you can say with a title in On Kissing, Tickling and Being Bored (1993), the first of many scintillating collections, he has been a prolific, dazzling and provocative essayist, inciting thought and counter-thought on every page.

His ‘Jewish life’ of Freud does just that in five chapters and an epilogue: ‘Freud's impossible life: an introduction’; ‘Freud from the beginning’; ‘Freud goes to Paris’; ‘Freud begins to dream’; ‘Psychoanalysis comes out’. These titles give a sense of the book: he begins, he travels, he dreams, he emerges. It is a Bildungsroman - the making of a hero and anti-hero.

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