Love's executioner

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Love's Executioner offers us the humane and extraordinary insight of renowned psychiatrist Irvin D. Yalom into the lives of ten of his patients - and through them into the minds of us all Why was Saul tormented by three unopened letters from Stockholm? What made Thelma spend her whole life raking over a long-past love affair? How did Carlos's macho fantasies help him deal with terminal cancer? In this engrossing book, Irvin Yalom gives detailed and deeply affecting accounts of his work with these and seven other patients. Deep down, all of them were suffering from the basic human anxieties - isolation, fear of death or freedom, a sense of the meaninglessness of life - that none of us can escape completely. And yet, as the case histories make touchingly clear, it is only by facing such anxieties head on that we can hope to come to terms with them and develop. Throughout, Dr Jalom remains refreshingly frank about his own errors and prejudices; his book provides a rare glimpse into the consulting room of a master therapist. Reviews: 'Dr Yalom demonstrates once again that in the right hands, the stuff of therapy has the interest of the richest and most inventive fiction' Eva Hoffman, New York Times 'These remarkably moving and instructive tales of the psychiatric encounter bring the reader into novel territories of the mind - and the landscape is truly unforgettable' Maggie Scarf ' Love's Executioner is one of those rare books that suggests both the mystery and the poetry of the psychotherapeutic process. The best therapists are at least partly poets. With this riveting and beautifully written book, Irvin Yalom has joined their ranks' Erica Jong 'Inspired ... He writes with the narrative wit of O. Henry and the earthy humor of Isaac Bashevis Singer' San Francisco Chronicle 'Dr Yalom offers a valuable insight into the delicate process of therapy' Sunday Telegraph 'Irvin Yalom writes like an angel about the devils that besiege us' Rollo May 'These stories are wonderful. They make us realize that within every human being lie the pain and the beauty that make life worthwhile' Bernie S. Siegel 'Dr Yalom is unusually honest, both with his patients and about himself' Anthony Storr 'Yalom is a gifted storyteller, and from the sound of these tales, a no-less-gifted psychotherapist' Los Angeles Times 'This is an impressive transformation of clinical experience into literature. Dr Yalom's case histories are more gripping than 98 percent of the fiction published today, and he has gone to amazing lengths of honesty to depict himself as a realistic flesh-and-blood character: funny, flawed, perverse, and, above all, understanding' Phillip Lopate 'I loved Love's Executioner . Dr Yalom has learned something that fiction writers learned years ago - that people's mistakes are a lot more interesting than their triumphs' Joanne Greenberg About the author: Irvin D. Yalom is Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry at the Stanford University School of Medicine. As well as an award-winning psychiatrist and psychotherapist, he is an extremely prolific author. His many other works include The Gift of Therapy , Staring at the Sun , When Nietzsche Wept , The Theory and Practice of Group Psychiatry , The Schopenhauer Cure , Lying on the Couch , Momma and the Meaning of Life , Existential Psychotherapy , I'm Calling the Police , Inpatient Group Psychotherapy , Every Day Gets a Little Closer and The Spinoza Problem .

  • Auteur(s)

    Irvin D. Yalom

  • Éditeur

    Adult Pbs

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  • Longueur

    19.8 cm

  • Largeur

    12.9 cm

  • Épaisseur

    1.7 cm

  • Poids

    213 g

  • Support principal

    Grand format

Irvin D. Yalom

  • Naissance : 13-6-1931
  • Age : 92 ans
  • Pays : Etats-unis
  • Langue : Anglais

Professeur émérite de psychiatrie à Stanford, Irvin Yalom est psychiatre à Palo Alto (Californie). Entre fiction, philosophie et psychothérapie il est l'auteur de nombreux essais, romans ou récits, dont Apprendre à mourir. La méthode Schopenhauer, Mensonges sur le divan, Et Nietzsche a pleuré, Le Bourreau de l'amour. Histoires de psychothérapie, La Malédiction du chat hongrois. Contes de psychothérapie, Thérapie existentielle, Le Jardin d'Épicure. Regarder le soleil en face ou En plein coeur de la nuit.

Irvin Yalom, phénomène littéraire international, traduit dans plus de vingt langues et best-seller dans le monde entier : plus d'1,2 million d'exemplaires pour Et Nietzsche a pleuré en Allemagne, plus de 500 000 exemplaires au Brésil, en Grèce et en Turquie, Irvin Yalom vient d'être l'invité d'honneur de Vienne (Autriche) dans le cadre de l'opération " 100 000 Free Books in Vienna " " Un écrivain star " - Psychologie Heute " Il y a des auteurs qu'il faut découvrir toutes affaires cessantes. Irvin Yalom en est un. " - Le Magazine littéraire, octobre 2009 " Attention, auteur rare ! Sens du récit, vérité des personnages, profondeur de la pensée, approche humaniste de la thérapie... Un bonheur. " - Psychologies magazine, octobre 2008