Dreaming for Freud
An award-winning author reimagines one of Freudís most famous and controversial cases
Acclaimed for her spare prose and exceptional psychological insights in her novels Becoming Jane Eyre and Love Child, Sheila Kohlerís latest is inspired by Sigmund Freudís Dora: An Analysis of a Case of Hysteria. Dreaming for Freud paints a provocative and sensual portrait of one of historyís most famous patients.
In the fall of 1900, Doraís father forces her to begin treatment with the doctor. Visiting him daily, the seventeen-year-old girl lies on his ottoman and tells him frankly about her strange life, and above all about her father's desires as far as she is concerned. But Dora abruptly ends her treatment after only eleven weeks, just as Freud was convinced he was on the cusp of a major discovery. In Dreaming for Freud, Kohler explores what might have happened between the man who changed the face of psychotherapy and the beautiful young woman who gave him her dreams.
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Review: Dreaming for Freud: A NovelUser Review - Viviane Crystal - Goodreads
Sigmund Freud began his practice of psychoanalysis with few patients and none who stayed long enough for him to believe he had completed a cure for their psychological problems. This is his story ... Read full review
Review: Dreaming for Freud: A NovelUser Review - Ivyd - Goodreads
3.5 stars DREAMING FOR FREUD is Sheila Kohler's intimate conjecture of Dora (Freud's best known patient) and Freud, their time together, influence on each other, and lives after their final meeting ... Read full review