[[ DOWNLOAD E-PUB ]] ☉ Und Nietzsche weinte ↝ PDF eBook or Kindle ePUB free

Wow Simply fantastic If you spend half as much time in your own head as I do mine, this might be the book for you If you analyze yourself and your actions, enjoy the process of self discovery, or simply love psychology then I suggest you hit your nearest used book shop ASAP This book makes no effort to hide its loftier aspects I was not in the least surprised to learn that its author is a professor of psychology at Stanford and has written several text books on the subject Yalom, however, Wow Simply fantastic If you spend half as much time in your own head as I do mine, this might be the book for you If you analyze yourself and your actions, enjoy the process of self discovery, or simply love psychology then I suggest you hit your nearest used book shop ASAP This book makes no effort to hide its loftier aspects I was not in the least surprised to learn that its author is a professor of psychology at Stanford and has written several text books on the subject Yalom, however, approaches his grandiose subject matter with such candor that each character seems to be himself written from a different angle as though their struggles were once his own All inquiries of the self aside, this book is also a cool piece of historical fiction For those who do not know, historical fiction is a book where the main characters, setting, and certain events may be historically accurate while the plot or some part of it is fictional This book is a peek into what quite possibly might have gone through the minds of the renowned physician psychologist Josef Breuer and philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche during the 1880s Until reading the author s note at the end of the book I did not realize just how much of it was historically accurate What makes this book so fascinating is that it wrestles with questions we all have about life, goes through the same arguments that we might, runs into the same dead ends, then refusing to take no for an answer dives deeper down the rabbit hole arriving at what I find to be some profound truths regarding love, life, and existence Now I know not everyone will experience what I did reading this book so do not go reading it expecting to find the meaning of life or anything But at the same time do not go reading it expecting not to find it either At the very least you will find yourself pondering some classic philosophical questions while you observe the unfolding of a fascinating fictional psychology experiment And if that sounds too exhausting, do not fret Undoubtedly someone will make a lackluster film version within the decade [[ DOWNLOAD E-PUB ]] ☠ Und Nietzsche weinte ⇨ Das Wien des Fin de si cle Die junge Russin Lou Salom sucht Josef Breuer auf, den angesehenen Arzt und Mentor Sigmund Freuds Sie macht sich Sorgen um ihren Freund Friedrich Nietzsche Breuer soll den unter bet ubenden Kopfschmerzen leidenden, einsamen gro en Denker kurieren und von seiner Obsession f r sie heilen Doch Nietzsche darf nicht erfahren, dass Salom Breuer gebeten hat, ihn zu behandeln Breuer will ihn der neuartigen Redekur unterziehen, die er gerade mit seiner Patientin Anna O entwickelt hat Um Nietzsche zum Reden zu bewegen, beginnt er von seiner Obsession f r die junge Patientin Bertha zu erz hlen So entspinnen sich zwischen dem ruhigen, einf hlsamen Breuer und dem verschlossenen, verletzlichen Nietzsche heftige Rededuelle Und je n her sich die beiden kommen, umso deutlicher muss Breuer erkennen, dass er Nietzsche nur heilen kann, wenn er diesem erlaubt, auch ihm zu helfenYalom verwebt Fiktion und Wirklichkeit zu einem dichten Netz, und bald beginnen die gro en K pfe aus den Pioniertagen der Psychotherapie lebendig zu werden und zu uns zu sprechen The Doctor of DespairThe fin de siecle Viennese satirist, Karl Kraus, took a dim view of the emerging field of psychiatry Psychoanalysis is that mental illness for which it regards itself as therapy And, somewhat surprisingly, this is the main theme of this novel by an eminent psychotherapist Psychiatry is indeed a field of Byzantine relationships Perhaps that is Yalom s point.Friedrich Nietzsche and Josef Breuer never really met but Yalom puts them in an intense relationship of mutual th The Doctor of DespairThe fin de siecle Viennese satirist, Karl Kraus, took a dim view of the emerging field of psychiatry Psychoanalysis is that mental illness for which it regards itself as therapy And, somewhat surprisingly, this is the main theme of this novel by an eminent psychotherapist Psychiatry is indeed a field of Byzantine relationships Perhaps that is Yalom s point.Friedrich Nietzsche and Josef Breuer never really met but Yalom puts them in an intense relationship of mutual therapy, each believing that the other is the patient and he the therapist Breuer, Freud s mentor and the discoverer of the psychoanalytic talking cure , is acutely depressed Nietzsche, the as yet unknown philosopher, suffers from debilitating migraines Nietzsche seeks to teach Breuer about freedom by which he means a sort of resignation to one s fate Breuer sees his task as revealing Nietzsche s emotional reality to himself Neither succeeds But in their failures they accomplish remarkable psychological things with themselves by trying to help the other Breuer frees himself from his obsession with a patient and Nietzsche learns how to reduce the severity of his migraines.It appears, then, that Karl Kraus was on to something important as far as Yalom is concerned Kraus summarised the situation thus My unconscious knowsabout the consciousness of the psychologist than his consciousness knows about my unconscious Psychoanalysis is Byzantine indeed Does anyone really understand its mechanism and effects Yalom seems to doubt it I am not in the habit of trashing a book However, since this novel had been published as a Perennial Classic, there is no danger that I might destroy a writer s career However, the choice of this book as a classic left me perplexed why this book is held in such a high regard The premise of Yalom s novel is interesting Get two of the most innovative thinkers of modern times to meet And then what Friederich Nietzsche and Josef Breuer the father of modern philosophy and the father of mod I am not in the habit of trashing a book However, since this novel had been published as a Perennial Classic, there is no danger that I might destroy a writer s career However, the choice of this book as a classic left me perplexed why this book is held in such a high regard The premise of Yalom s novel is interesting Get two of the most innovative thinkers of modern times to meet And then what Friederich Nietzsche and Josef Breuer the father of modern philosophy and the father of modern psychoanalysis and a friend of the young Freud had never met in life But what if they had I would have expected some new, explosive ideology to burst out of this fictional years long relationship Sort of 1 1 3 But this is not the case beyond some personal epiphanies No new discipline emerges Further, in exploring each character, Yalom regurgitates their respective theories, while failing to move into the realm of new intellectual challenge either one of them might have presented to the other Many of the truths the characters cite have, by now, become so common knowledge that they sound nonsensical On rare occasions the novel brings some forgotten, interesting statement mostly from Nietzsche but not enough to spend time with 300 pages of talking heads In the years I was honing my writing skills at writing workshops, not a single page of Yalom s dialogues would have passed a writing instructor s scrutiny It would have been dismissed for its amateurishness, and the author would have been taught the basics of show, don t tell Yet, Yalom gives the reader a book length uninterrupted flow of stilted lecturing The dialogue lines lack tension, characterization and certainly fail to move the story forward, which are the must ingredients for good, compelling dialogue Which brings me to the underlining flaw of this work The flimsy plot In the first 100 pages, nothing happens from scene to scene because these are really not scenes, each with a beginning, a middle and an end, but rather sections of text They lie flat, with little development other thaninformation parted to the reader When things finally move, they are slow and predictable A good novel can take the reader into a new world of ideology and intellectual thinking by placing the characters in situations where these theories can be examined under the pressure of events It is called dramatization It requires vivid imagination on the part of the writer, something Yalom clearly lacks.It is astonishing that Yalom s book has gone this far reprinted by Harper Collins in their Perennial Classics series I hope that future writers do not take their cue from this dubious literary success Reading this and looking at some of the other titles Yalom has published the suspicion grew that he might like to write a series of adventures about an enigmatic doctor who travels through time and space solving complex mysteries Of course ideally this doctor would need some kind of charming but hapless companion, in this case the young Freud whose suggestions nearly lead Dr Breuer into disaster but who eventually turns good thanks to his handy use of a watch to hypnotise the good Doctor into Reading this and looking at some of the other titles Yalom has published the suspicion grew that he might like to write a series of adventures about an enigmatic doctor who travels through time and space solving complex mysteries Of course ideally this doctor would need some kind of charming but hapless companion, in this case the young Freud whose suggestions nearly lead Dr Breuer into disaster but who eventually turns good thanks to his handy use of a watch to hypnotise the good Doctor into experiencing a parallel life from which he can emerge thinking Maya, maya and thus with new understanding accept and embrace his life, ahThe title promises tears, cruelly the author holds them back to the last page, whether his technique in this regard is equal to that of noted Northumbrian wordsmith Catherine Cookson I don t know, nor am I much moved to find out.As I noted in the updates I started this book in the expectation that it would be awful, hopefully amusingly so, at first say for about a hundred pages I was obliged to channel the spirit of Robin the boy wonder, and exclaim every other paragraph or soHoly info dump Batmanthe interesting thing here was that the information was irrelevant does it matter if Lou Salome crossed her legs or not, or what shape Dr Breuer s breakfast roll was, or if he ate one or three, or if Neitzsche met a Buddhist monk, any monk or just read about one in Switzerland, or what Yalom believes a typical upper middle class Viennese dinner in 1882 consisted of, or who ate whipped cream with their cake Yalom s triangular Kaisersemmel gave me traumatic flashbacks to reading All the light we cannot see and left me thinking if you are just going to make stuff up you might as well have the inter galactic space dog leave off chasing the Rings of Saturn and come down to cure Nietzsche, admittedly since an inter galactic space dog is still a dog, the cure would consist of urging Nietsche to put on his hover boots and come down the park to chase squirrels, but hey, why not Woof Woof Well, one reason would be is that this is all a bit pedagogical and space dogs generally are not on hand to assist people studying to become therapists to help their clients view spoiler and s the pity, though the squirrels are awfully relieved hide spoiler , I sense in this book there is an attempt to communicate to students some of the difficulties and pitfalls of working with a client Personally if I was one of those students I think I would prefer the blurry photostat with the twelve bullet points ,but no doubt I m just grumpy, or old fashioned, or not up for monetising my experience through a new medium or something.I m mildly interested that English is unusually not the dominant choice of language for reviewing this book Which reminds me of George Mikes How to be an alien in which he mentions that a French book about the Popular Front was mistranslated into English as the Popular Behind and became a best selling marital aid I wonder if this novel was translated back into English if we d find that Herr Dr Breuer was powerfully aroused by the touch of Herr Professor Nietzsche s famously droopy moustache and that he urged his darling Fritzchen not to forget his whip the next time he came Stranger things have happened I imagine view spoiler but not triangular Kaisersemmel, that is too much hide spoiler.Still there is something nice and genuinely touching view spoiler not in a creepy way like a predatory employer hide spoiler in people wanting to read and indeed write about dead people like Nietzsche, Breuer and Freud rather than mysteriously topless muscular firemen or space dogs or treasure hunting Nazis and what have you It suggests some kind of hunger for knowledge and understanding, even a desire for engagement with big ideas and fancy notions Whether books like this are the gateway drugs to harder stuff or an end in themselves I couldn t say view spoiler because I don t know view spoiler at a guess both probably hide spoiler hide spoiler On the other hand this is absolutely the book for you if you ve ever wanted to eavesdrop on somebody else s therapy sessions without having to plant a bug in the room Although it may leave you with the desire to burst in with a jar of wasabi paste and a spoon.Final thought One character urges the other to consider if his tears had voices, what would they say Hard not to say give me a tissue you bastard, can t you see I m crying Beach reading for the brainy set Keeping in mind that this is one of Yalom s teaching novels, envisioned not to entertain, or even to achieve artistically, but to serve as a type of literary experiential learning tool for therapists and therapists to be, really helps with tolerating the expository nature of much of the book Also, Yalom s nerdy and passionate enthusiasm is infectious, and if one surrenders to it, it allows the reader to join in with the fun he clearly was having writing this Beach reading for the brainy set Keeping in mind that this is one of Yalom s teaching novels, envisioned not to entertain, or even to achieve artistically, but to serve as a type of literary experiential learning tool for therapists and therapists to be, really helps with tolerating the expository nature of much of the book Also, Yalom s nerdy and passionate enthusiasm is infectious, and if one surrenders to it, it allows the reader to join in with the fun he clearly was having writing this imagined relationship, strengthening the ideological connection he swears by between psychotherapy and existentialism In this amazing novel Yalom blends philosophy, psychoanalysis and history and imagines what would have happened had Nietzsche gone into therapy with Breuer The plot thrives on the tensions that arise between Nietzsche s nihilistic philosophy and Freud s belief in the fundamental role of relationships on human life and development This book is an emotional and intellectual tour de force and brings to life two of the most magnificent thinkers of the 20th century Yalom at his best I literally have no words to describe my feelings about this book which is an appalling misuse of the word literally , but who cares Maybe it s too soon to say that this book changed my life But it did It really really did Well, what else I guess, as Mr Bingley once said to Emma, If I loved it less, I could talk about itYeah, that s it That sums the whole thing up I m weeping. Thanks to this book, I have grown to love, respect and have a tender spot in my heart for Nietzsche Based on the infamous quote God is Dead I always took him to be an arrogant man who didn t know what he was talking about A book like this helps me take Nietzsche in his own context It is so easy to read, fun, intellectually stimulating, and I keep feeling that I am gettingandeducated Nietzsche had such a gentle soul but in his books he sounded shrill, often combative How is tha Thanks to this book, I have grown to love, respect and have a tender spot in my heart for Nietzsche Based on the infamous quote God is Dead I always took him to be an arrogant man who didn t know what he was talking about A book like this helps me take Nietzsche in his own context It is so easy to read, fun, intellectually stimulating, and I keep feeling that I am gettingandeducated Nietzsche had such a gentle soul but in his books he sounded shrill, often combative How is that Well, it s no great mystery If no one will listen, it s only natural to shout p.195 He wrote for us, for you and me, as his philosophy was about life and for life This reminds me of why Sartre also wrote books of philosophy when he never intended to philosophize, per se he only was writing about as we generally live it.From chapter 15 onwards, Nietzsche is an outstanding psychotherapist who knows the ins and outs of human soul and helps Dr Breuer with his despair They swap roles and the doctor here is the patient Nietzsche s writing succeeds not because he is intelligent or scholarly but because he has the daring to detach himself from the comfort of the herd and face strong and evil inclinations, and what doesn t kill him will make him stronger as usual The most important lesson that I am learning from this book, what is sticking in my brain and I would love to keep remembering it is what Nietzsche is advising Dr Breur to do Be a man and do not follow me but yourself But yourself Here he is warning against subordination to people and that we should copycat nobody To each is their own path Follow your own calling Call no man a father My way might be perfect for me, but it is not necessarily perfect for you as well The best I can do is to help you find your own way, but never to encourage you to blindly find my way Become yourself Stick to who you are Mind blowing book Mixing up Nietzsche philosophy and psychology by Irvin Yalom is just brilliant Also a pretty good fiction Enjoyed every second of reading this book.