Friday, August 11, 2017

"When Nietzsche Wept" by Irving Yalom *****

  • Summer Read with Beth
  • US author
  • Originally published in 2005
  • Review:  A fantastic novel!  An imagined transactional relationship between Josef Breuer and Friedrich Nietzsche takes the reader on a journey of existential angst.  As a psychotherapist myself, I found this story utterly believable.  The author creates a story which is historically accurate in terms of the status of the field of psychology in 1882, and addresses the central existential kernel which is present for each of us.  At times I had to stop and reflect on my own life choices, and I deeply appreciated the ability of the author to evoke that desire to reflect.  Marvelous! 

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