Darwin's Worms: On Life Stories And Death Stories

3.88 avg rating
( 112 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780465056750: Darwin's Worms: On Life Stories And Death Stories
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

Adam Phillips has been called the psychotherapist of the floating world” and the closest thing we have to a philosopher of happiness.” His style is epigrammatic; his intelligence, electric.His new book, Darwin's Worms , uses the biographical details of Darwin's and Freud's lives to examine endings suffering, mortality, extinction, and death. Both Freud and Darwin were interested in how destruction conserves life. They took their inspiration from fossils or from half-remembered dreams. Each told a story that has altered our perception of our lives. For Darwin, Phillips explains, the story to tell was how species can drift towards extinction; for Freud, the story was how the individual tended to, and tended towards his own death.” In each case, it is a death-story that uniquely illuminates the life story.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

About the Author:

Adam Phillips was formerly Principal Child Psychotherapist at Charing Cross Hospital in London.

Review:

"A dazzling, poetic writer." -- Sunday Times, London

"A new book by Adam Phillips is a literary event worth noting." -- Anthony Storr, The Times, London

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Other Popular Editions of the Same Title

9780465056767: Darwin's Worms On Life Stories And Death Stories

Featured Edition

ISBN 10: 0465056768 ISBN 13: 9780465056767
Publisher: Basic Books, 2001
Softcover

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

Stock Image

1.

Adam Phillips
Published by Basic Books (2000)
ISBN 10: 046505675X ISBN 13: 9780465056750
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Ergodebooks
(RICHMOND, TX, U.S.A.)

Book Description Basic Books, 2000. Hardcover. Condition: New. Seller Inventory # DADAX046505675X

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 23.72
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

2.

Phillips, Adam
Published by Basic Books (2000)
ISBN 10: 046505675X ISBN 13: 9780465056750
New Hardcover Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Irish Booksellers
(Portland, ME, U.S.A.)

Book Description Basic Books, 2000. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M046505675X

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 28.39
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.78
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

3.

Phillips, Adam
ISBN 10: 046505675X ISBN 13: 9780465056750
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Golden Bridge Books
(Ottawa, ON, Canada)

Book Description Condition: New. 148+ pages. Brand New. Usually ships within 1-2 business days. Quality Books. Because We Care - Shipped from Canada. Seller Inventory # R04542c

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 14.95
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 19.95
From Canada to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

4.

Phillips, Adam
ISBN 10: 046505675X ISBN 13: 9780465056750
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
BennettBooksLtd
(San Diego, CA, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: New. New. Seller Inventory # M-046505675X

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 109.11
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.95
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds
Stock Image

5.

Phillips, Adam
ISBN 10: 046505675X ISBN 13: 9780465056750
New Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
BennettBooksLtd
(San Diego, CA, U.S.A.)

Book Description Condition: New. New. Seller Inventory # M-046505675x

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 109.11
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 4.95
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds