Harper Academic

When Nietzsche Wept

A Novel of Obsession

by Irvin D. Yalom

On Sale: 11/10/2020

Price: $17.99

When Nietzsche Wept

A Novel of Obsession

by Irvin D. Yalom

On Sale: 11/10/2020

Format:

Price: $17.99

About the Book

In 19th-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 living 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.

Critical Praise

“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

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062009302
  • ISBN 10: 0062009303
  • Imprint: Harper Perennial
  • On Sale: 11/10/2020
  • Trimsize: 5.313 in (w) x 8.000 in (h) x 0.793 in (d)
  • Pages: 352
  • List Price: $17.99
  • BISAC1 : FICTION / Psychological
  • BISAC2 : FICTION / Literary
  • BISAC3 : FICTION / Biographical