Yalom When Nietzsche Wept Preprint

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When Nietzsche Wept Preprint

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A richly evocative novel set in nineteenth-century Vienna on the eve of the birth of psychoanalysis - By the best-selling author of Love's Executioner. A powerful blend of truth and fiction, in the tradition of The White Hotel and The Seven Percent Solution. The story begins with a strange bargain. The eminent physician Josef Breuer his asked to treated Friendrich Nietzche's suicidal despair after the end of a love affair-without his knowing it. Breuer himself is no stranger to despair, suffering from an obsessive and destructive passion for a former patient. He devises an ingenious approach: Using his experimental "talking cure", he will heal Nietzche ,who viewed himself as physician of culture, is forced to apply his theories to flesh-and-blood human beings in curing his own nihilism, as well as Breuner's. Irvin D. Yalom, M.D., is the author of "Love's Executioner. Every Day Gets a Little Closer, and best-selling textbooks in psychotherapy. He is Professor of Psychiatry at Standford University. He lives in Palo Alto,California.

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