: When Nietzsche Wept: A Novel of Obsession (): Irvin D. Yalom: Books. When Nietzsche Wept by Irvin D. Yalom, , available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide. Freud’s mentor, Josef Breuer, attempts to cure Friedrich Nietzsche of suicidal despair in the clinics, cemeteries, and coffeehouses of.

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Otherwise, you end up at forty feeling you haven’t really lived. Media reporter, reviewer, producer, guest booker, blogger. Because the poverty-ridden, unknown philosopher is too proud to accept spiritual help neitzsche anyone, Breuer must somehow cure the younger man without his knowledge–but the physician welcomes the challenge, and soon solves it by posing as the patient himself and begging Nietzsche’s help in relieving his own existential pain.

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Since then mountains and torrential rivers and whatever separates and alienates have been cast between us, and even if we wanted to get together, we couldn’t. When Nietzsche Wept Quotes Showing of Author and Historian Simon Winchester. In When Nietzsche Wept, Irvin Yalom blends fact and fiction, atmosphere and suspense, to unfold an unforgettable story about the redemptive power of friendship.

The play reflects the intellectual and philosophical atmosphere of the novel, almost dreamlike sometimes.



The novel is a review of the history of the philosophy and psychoanalysis and some of the main personalities of the last decades of nietzscne 19th century, and revolves around the topic of ” limerence “.

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Thanks for telling us about the problem. Freud’s mentor, Josef Breuer, attempts to cure Friedrich Nietzsche of suicidal despair in the clinics, cemeteries, and coffeehouses of 19th-century Vienna–in this first novel by the author of the bestselling Love’s Executioner: Looking for beautiful books?

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Only through facing his own inner demons can the gifted healer begin to help his patient. Distinguished physician, renowned scientist, beloved husband and father, Josef Breuer finds himself at 40 simultaneously at the crest of his professional life and near the bottom of a pit of incomprehensible despair.


Unable to refuse, dour Nietzsche agrees to embark on a month of daily “talks” with the physician. Goodreads is the world’s largest site for readers with over 50 million reviews. The novel starts with Dr.

The plot develops into a therapy where Breuer needs to have his soul treated, i. Back cover copy In nineteenth-century Vienna, a drama of love, fate, and will is played out amid the intellectual ferment that defined the era. Each week, our editors select the one author and one book they believe to be most worthy of your attention and highlight them in our Pro Connect email alert.

The story also explains how Friedrich Nietzsche received the inspiration to write his famous book, Nietzssche Spoke Zarathustra. The Collected Poems Sylvia Plath. We’re featuring millions of their reader ratings on our book pages to help you find your new favourite book.

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