When Nietzsche Wept: A Novel of Obsession

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Harper Collins, Jan 4, 2005 - Fiction - 310 pages
203 Reviews

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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User 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

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User 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

Contents

Section 1
1
Section 2
13
Section 3
28
Section 4
47
Section 5
54
Section 6
65
Section 7
72
Section 8
88
Section 14
155
Section 15
171
Section 16
184
Section 17
195
Section 18
206
Section 19
219
Section 20
235
Section 21
255

Section 9
104
Section 10
112
Section 11
121
Section 12
137
Section 13
145
Section 22
279
Section 23
302
Section 24
307
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Irvin D. Yalom, M.D., is the author of The Schopenhauer Cure, Lying on the Couch, Every Day Gets a Little Closer, and Love's Executioner, as well as several classic textbooks on psychotherapy. When Nietzsche Wept was a bestseller in Germany, Israel, Greece, Turkey, Argentina, and Brazil with millions of copies sold worldwide. Yalom is Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at Stanford University, and he divides his practice between Palo Alto, where he lives, and San Francisco, California.

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