A Curable Romantic: A Novel

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Algonquin Books, 2010 - Fiction - 593 pages
21 Reviews
I fell in love with Emma Eckstein the moment I saw her from the fourth gallery of the Carl Theater, and this was also the night I met Sigmund Freud.Ó So goes the life, times, and loves of Dr. Jakob Sammelsohn, a fairly incurable romantic venturing optimistically through modern history. In this inventive and satiric tour de force, Joseph Skibell, award-winning author of A Blessing on the Moon, presents a picaresque novel of exile that could spring only from the imagination of a virtuoso.

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User Review  - Kathleen - Goodreads

Enjoyed this book and learned a lot! I had sought it out in order to continue some research on Esperanto and LL Zamenhof...in a fun way. I like to get some of my history through fiction and then track ... Read full review

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User Review  - Madeleine McLaughlin - Goodreads

I would give this way more than five stars if I could. Joseph Skibell is a master, every reader and writer should read this book. Sigmund Freud is in it as is the guy who began Esperanto and many ... Read full review

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BOOK TWO MILOJN DA JESOJ or My New Life in the Esperanto Movement
BOOK THREE ON THE DEVILS ISLAND or My Life and Death in the Warsaw Ghetto

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About the author (2010)

Joseph Skibell is the author of two previous novels, A Blessing on the Moon and The English Disease. He has received a Halls Fiction Fellowship, a Michener Fellowship, and a National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship, among other awards. He teaches at Emory University and is the director of the Richard Ellmann Lectures in Modern Literature.

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