When Nietzsche Wept: A Novel of Obsession (Perennial Classics)

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9780060748128: When Nietzsche Wept: A Novel of Obsession (Perennial Classics)

"Magical." -Washington Post Book World

"The best dramatization of a great thinker's thought since Sartre's The Freud Scenario." -Chicago Tribune

From renowned psychiatrist Irvin D. Yalom, acclaimed author of The Schopenhauer Cure and Love's Executioner, the international bestseller When Nietzsche Wept is a richly imagined tale of two brilliant and enigmatic men plumbing the depths of their psyches to discover the redemptive power of friendship.

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"When Nietzsche Wept is the best dramatization of a great thinker's thought since Sartre's The Freud Scenario."--Chicago Tribune

"An intelligent, carefully researched, richly imagined novel."--Boston Globe

"Strong and authentic. The element of surprise is a magical, jolting moment."--Washington Post Book World

An intelligent, carefully researched, richly imagined novel. --Boston Globe"

Strong and authentic. The element of surprise is a magical, jolting moment. --Washington Post Book World"

When Nietzsche Wept is the best dramatization of a great thinker s thought since Sartre s The Freud Scenario. --Chicago Tribune"

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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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