Dreaming for Freud: A Novel

Dreaming for Freud: A Novel

Sheila Kohler


An award-winning writer reimagines one in all Freud’s most renowned and debatable cases

Acclaimed for her spare prose and extraordinary mental insights in her novels Becoming Jane Eyre and Love Child, Sheila Kohler’s most up-to-date is electrified through Sigmund Freud’s Dora: An research of a Case of Hysteria. Dreaming for Freud paints a provocative and sensual portrait of 1 of history’s most renowned patients.

In the autumn of 1900, Dora’s father forces her to start therapy with the health care provider. traveling him day-by-day, the seventeen-year-old lady lies on his ottoman and tells him frankly approximately her unusual lifestyles, and mainly approximately her father's wishes so far as she is anxious. yet Dora suddenly ends her therapy after basically 11 weeks, simply as Freud was once confident he used to be at the cusp of a big discovery. In Dreaming for Freud, Kohler explores what may need occurred among the guy who replaced the face of psychotherapy and the gorgeous younger girl who gave him her desires.

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