Everyday Madness: On Grief, Anger, Loss and Love - Lisa Appignanesi


Introductory offer is available until Everyday Madness: Lisa Appignanesi in conversation with Adam Phillips held at the Freud Museum, 24 October.

After the death of her partner of thirty-two years, Lisa Appignanesi was thrust into a state in which sanity felt elusive. Then, too, the cultural and political moment seemed to collude with her condition: everywhere people were dislocated and angry. 

In this electrifying examination of an ordinary enough death and its aftermath, Appignanesi uses all her evocative and analytic powers to scutinize her own and society's experience of grieving, the effects of loss and the potent, mythical space it occupies in our lives.

With searing honesty, lashed by humour, she navigates us onto the terrain of childhood, the way it forms our feelings of love and hate, and steers us towards a less tumultuous version of the everyday.

This book may be short, but life, death, madness, love and grandchildren are all there - seen through the eyes of a writer who is ever aware of the historical and current vagaries of woman's condition. 

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