Monogamy

Monogamy, Phillips argues, is difficult for us to think about because it is one of the rules of a game in which our chief anxiety concerns not the rules, but our performance. In this thought-provoking book, which takes the form of 121 aphorisms, he approaches his subject tangentially, somewhat in the manner of a Zen koan or Blake in his ‘Proverbs from Hell’. The result is, as Phillips puts it in his preface, ‘an enquiry into the word ‘we’.

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