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Read online Dreaming for Freud: A Novel.pdf PDF, EPUB, MOBI, TXT, DOC Dreaming for Freud: A Novel An award winning author reimagines one of Freud s most famous and controversial cases b Acclaimed for her spare prose and exceptional psychological insights in her novels i Becoming Jane Eyre i and i Love Child i Sheila Kohler s latest is inspired by Sigmund Freud s i Dora An Analysis of a Case of Hysteria i i Dreaming for Freud i paints a provocative and sensual portrait of one of history s most famous patients .

In the fall of Dora s father forces her to begin treatment with the doctor Visiting him daily the seventeen year old girl lies on his ottoman and tells him frankly about her strange life and above all about her father s desires as far as she is concerned But Dora abruptly ends her treatment after only eleven weeks just as Freud was convinced he was on the cusp of a major discovery .

In i Dreaming for Freud i Kohler explores what might have happened between the man who changed the face of psychotherapy and the beautiful young woman who gave him her dreams by Sheila Kohler

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Title:Dreaming for Freud: A Novel
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ISBN:0143125192
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Number of Pages:256
Category:Historical fiction, Psychology, Fiction, Psychoanalysis
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