When Nietzsche wept by Irvin D. Yalom pdf
the author of numerous bestsellers, presents to your attention a fascinating mixture of facts and fiction, a drama about love, fate and will, unfolding against the background of the intellectual fermentation of the nineteenth century Vienna, on the eve of the birth of psychoanalysis. An extraordinary patient… A talented physician, tormented by torment.
Some cannot loosen their own chains and can nonetheless redeem their friends.
You must be ready to burn yourself in your own flame: how could you become new, if you had not first become ashes?
—Thus Spake Zarathustra
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.