Adam Phillips

A Repertoire of Repetitions

‘…A life as an idiosyncratic repertoire of repetitions; and the account of the life always already ironised by the Freudian knowingness of the narrator. The details of a life, of course, can never be predicted; nor can the content or the exact working of the repetitions [ ]. But what can be assumed is that there will be repetitions, and that these repetitions found their initial and initiating) forms in childhood. …[ ]. Our lives may be turbulent, but it is a patterned, if not actually a structured turbulence.’
Adam Phillips; Childhood Again, Equals, Faber & Faber, London 2002

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