When Nietzsche Wept: A Novel of Obsession
In nineteenth-century Vienna, a drama of love, fate, and will is played out amid the intellectual ferment that defined the era. Josef Breuer, one of the founding fathers of psychoanalysis, is at the height of his career. Friedrich Nietzsche, Europe's greatest philosopher, is on the brink of suicidal despair, unable to find a cure for the headaches and other ailments that plague him.
When he agrees to treat Nietzsche with his experimental "talking cure," Breuer never expects that he too will find solace in their sessions. Only through facing his own inner demons can the gifted healer begin to help his patient. In When Nietzsche Wept, Irvin Yalom blends fact and fiction, atmosphere and suspense, to unfold an unforgettable story about the redemptive power of friendship.
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Review: When Nietzsche WeptUser Review - Ellen - Goodreads
Powerful and beautiful insights. I highlighted so many "truisms" which inspired "stop ant think" moments throughout...I found myself in a great therapy session for the duration of the novel. At times the writing was a bit saccharine, but the overarching takeaway was very self-empowering. Read full review
Review: When Nietzsche WeptUser Review - Christophe - Goodreads
A beautiful written book. It gives some insight in Nietzsches philosophy, but still, nothing better than reading Nietzsche himself. Read full review