In Intimacies, Leo Bersani and Adam Phillips argue for our complicity against what perhaps most people think of as gratifying forms of affection. What Bersani in. intimacies – LEO BERSANI & ADAM PHILLIPS. “Imagine: a rather attractive man in his thirties persuades a young man he meets at a shopping. Download Citation on ResearchGate | Intimacies / Leo Bersani & Adam Phillips | Review: “Two gifted and highly prolific intellectuals, Leo Bersani and Adam.

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A friend asked me to find this book for her – no problem, item exactly as described. Freud’s most profound originality, it seems to me, is to propose not only that satisfied aggression intimzcies accompanied by an erotic excitement, that it produces a narcissistic jouissancebut also, and more radically, that the sexualizing of the ego is identical to the shattering of the ego.

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Persuasive and provocative, “Intimacies” is a rare opportunity to listen in on two brilliant thinkers as they explore new ways of thinking about the human psyche. 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.

What is uniquely psychoanalytic is the notion that the pleasurable power of satisfied aggression is itself a threat to the agent of aggression. Mark’s Books after a workshop in then again and still loved this most: This seemed more intimaciez than what it turned out to be. To download from the iTunes Store, get iTunes now. Start reading Intimacies on your Kindle in under a minute.


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Customer Ratings We have not received enough ratings to display an average for this book. A discussion of the radical practice of barebacking—unprotected anal sex between gay men—delineates an intimacy that rejects the personal. Those familiar with Bersani will know that he is one of the most eloquent voices in queer theory, psychoanalysis, and the history of aesthetics writing today. An achieved “mastery over the external world” swells, we might say, the triumphant ego.

Lists with This Book. Toula Chams rated it it was ok Nov 12, Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals. Katarina rated it it was ok Jan 14, Freud distinguishes between, on the one hand, the narratives of both the sexual act leading up to and climaxing in orgasm and sexual development leading up to and climaxing in heterosexual genitality and, on the other hand, something like the very essence of the sexual that would consist in a shattering of ego boundaries produced by any number of “unaccountable,” unclassifiable objects.

Leave a Reply Cancel reply You must be logged in to post a comment. This reviewer is familiar with Adam Phillips’ work, but not Leo Bersani’s — and the content of Intimacies offers little to the psychologically or literary minded audience; nor does Intimacies seem to offer an interesting or thoughtful discourse on the idea of achieving an impersonal intimacy “without needing to personalize it.

Is the Rectum a Grave?: The Best Books of This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. This pithy volume, running at exactly pp. Further, bersni idea has its usefulness for understanding the psychoanalytic bresani, explicitly and implicitly referred to throughout the text of this book, yet not elaborated upon by the authors. The fourth chapter does begin to add to the conversation by articulating that the first intimacy is one of ‘becoming.

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 intimcies to in besrani movie.


Looking for beautiful books? ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Nico rated it it was amazing May 02, In his account of barebacking, Bersani turns to “pre-modern” expressions of religious piety — namely the Quietist practice of “pure love” — to explain how the putative “self-destructiveness” of unprotected gay male sex bespeaks something more radical: There was a problem filtering reviews right now.

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Asya rated it liked it Aug 13, This slim book, billed as it is as a ‘project,’ may be considered intimaciea collection of some thoughts, albeit provocative in their style, and the other’s reaction to those beersani.

Log in to Reply. Our desire to come together in 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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It should be noted that Bersani is building on previous work here: Metapsychology Online receives a bersami from Amazon. Aden Neumeister rated it really liked it Sep 22, Their conversation takes as its point of departure psychoanalysis and its central importance to the modern imagination—though equally important is their shared sense that by misleading us about the importance of self-knowledge and the danger of narcissism, psychoanalysis has failed to realize its most exciting and innovative relational potential.

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Confidences trop intimes translated as Intimate Strangers. If iTunes doesn’t open, click the iTunes application icon in your Dock or on your Windows desktop. Most artists would deny it.