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A CURABLE ROMANTIC

by | Read by Jeff Woodman

Fiction • 22.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2010

In this imaginative story, young Dr. Jakob Sammelsohn is distracted from his amorous adventures when he encounters famed psychologist Sigmund Freud in fin-de-siècle Vienna. Replete with innuendo, discussions of psychoanalysis, and "Freudian slips," Skibell's historical fiction provides a window on Freud's world—his obsessions, patients, admirers, destructive habits, and vanities—and his profound influence. The early Esperanto movement and Jewish spiritualism also make appearances. Jeff Woodman consistently presents the youthful and confused Sammelsohn, whose naïve voice is balanced by the haughty tones of Freud and his colleagues. Woodman excels at dramatizing the tension between Sammelsohn's penchant for scientific rationalism and his exposure to experimental mysticism. A hilarious scene ensues when we hear conversations with Sammelsohn's father, who speaks only in biblical quotes, even for the most mundane utterances. A.W. © AudioFile 2010, Portland, Maine [Published: OCTOBER 2010]

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Formats

Trade Ed. • HighBridge Audio • 2010

CD ISBN 9781615735303 $49.95 • Eighteen CDs

DD ISBN 9781615735310 $34.97

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