The Schopenhauer Cure: A Novel

November 10, 2020|
The Schopenhauer Cure: A Novel by Irvin Yalom
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From the internationally bestselling author of Love''s Executioner and When Nietzsche Wept, comes a novel of group therapy with a cast of memorably wounded characters struggling to heal pain and change lives

Suddenly confronted with his own mortality after a routine checkup, eminent psychotherapist Julius Hertzfeld is forced to reexamine his life and work -- and seeks out Philip Slate, a sex addict whom he failed to help some twenty years earlier. Yet Philip claims to be cured -- miraculously transformed by the pessimistic teachings of German philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer -- and is, himself, a philosophical counselor in training.

Philip''s dour, misanthropic stance compels Julius to invite Philip to join his intensive therapy group in exchange for tutoring on Schopenhauer. But with mere months left, life may be far too short to help Philip or to compete with him for the hearts and minds of the group members. And then again, it might be just long enough.

Irvin D. Yalom, M.D., is the author ofLove''s Executioner,Momma and the Meaning of Life,Lying on the Couch,The Schopenhauer Cure,When Nietzsche Wept, as well as several classic textbooks on psychotherapy, includingThe Theory and Practice of Group Psychotherapy, considered the foremost work on group therapy. The Professor Emeritus of Ps...
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Title:The Schopenhauer Cure: A Novel
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:384 pages, 8 X 5.31 X 0.86 in
Shipping dimensions:384 pages, 8 X 5.31 X 0.86 in
Published:November 10, 2020
Publisher:HarperCollins
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780060938109

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