Promises Lovers Make When It Gets Late

Author(s) : Darian Leader

Promises Lovers Make When It Gets Late

Book Details

  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Published : 1997
  • Cover : Paperback
  • Category :
    Reprinting
  • Category 2 :
    Lacanian Psychoanalysis
  • Catalogue No : 3951
  • ISBN 13 : 9780571193790
  • ISBN 10 : 057119379X
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Women very rarely make promises at the start of a love affair. In fact, it is often men who say "We'll always be friends" or who swear eternal love. Why is this? Starting with an analysis of 'promises' the author goes on to debate why people open their mouths when surprised; why men have a compulsion to count things; and why self-help books are always less complicated than video recorder instructions.

About the Author(s)

Darian Leader is a psychoanalyst practising in London. He is a member of the Centre for Freudian Analysis and Research and of the College of Psychoanalysts - UK. He is the author of Why Do Women Write More Letters Than They Post?, Promises Lovers Make When It Gets Late, Freud's Footnotes and Stealing the Mona Lisa, and co-author, with David Corfield, of Why Do People Get Ill?.

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