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Schopenhauer Cure is a book that lives ight at the corner of Book Nerd Street And nerd street and nerd avenue I gave it 4 stars because coincidently I live on that same corner Irvin Yalom is or less the A Mother and Daughter Diary of Raw Food Recipes for Beginners reigning Godfather of group therapy and has written extensively in the field both in educational theorypractice and fictional teaching novels A lot of my appreciation for this novel had to do witheading it for class in conjunction with Yalom s text book Theory and Practice of Group Therapy It was interesting to ead how his teaching about group is manifest in his fictional "account of doing group schopenhauer cure is one "of doing group Schopenhauer Cure is one his teaching novels and chronicles the life of a group led by Julius Yalom s fictional group leader who finds out he is dying of skin cancer at the beginning of the novel Julius seeks out a previously unsuccessful client Phillip Slate who has become heavily involved in the work of Arthur Schopenhauer nineteenth century philosopher schizoid extraordinaire who is apparently esponsible for everything depressing nietzsche wrote The novel switches between chapters about the developing life of the group and a description biography of Schopenhauer The final assignment in this class Was To Write A Reflection to write a eflection on this novel One of my classmates said their first sentence would ead Schopenhauer is miserable fuck Correction miserable boring fuck This juxtaposition eally einforces the difference between the principles of group therapy here and now communication the inherent importance of human elationships and the principles of Schopenhauer s work life is a miserable shit show stay off the grid avoid the humans etc The book s final scene in group was especially well written and poignant. Julius Hertzfeldt ist 65 und ein enommierter Psychoanalytiker als er ernsthaft erkrankt Zeit sich wichtigen Fragen zu stellen War sein Wirken wirklich bedeutung. So much so that I m pretty sure I even cried a little as I ead it I dont book cry very much so chalk one up for Yalom If you are at all interested in group therapy this is a great ead If are at all interested in Schopenhauer this is an okay ead If you e not interested in either of these things it might be kind of slow going for you The characters were such unlikable jerks it was difficult to sludge through the stooopid plot much much better were the biographical chapters about Herr Schopenhauer s life and timesAnd the dialogue Who talks like that But I suppose it is likely that people in therapy groups might babble like that The author is talented but could use a lot humor and media eferences to spice up the text I would have liked to see how Britney Spears changed the group s
dynamics for example 
for example maybe a confused stockbroker who thought he was the eincarnation of Attila the HunBest to ead this while listening to Nine Inch Nails or maybe the Decemberists with some Kraft cheese slices and a Fanta beside you I ead the book because I am endlessly Fascinated With Schopenhauer Since with Schopenhauer since IS Woody Allen s "favorite philosopher Irvin Yalom The Schopehahauer CureThis is a lovely novel Its apparently idiculous ending "philosopher Irvin Yalom The Schopehahauer CureThis is a lovely novel Its apparently idiculous ending not so it is a wink from the other side of the grave a fatuous and caring slice of the humour by which we warm ourselves against death perhaps Schopenhauer s wink and are shy smile In fact it is a brilliantly constructed novel of ideas It s theatrical in that most of the action takes place in a group therapy session one set with moveable furniture it turns out and theatrical in its drawing of dramatic tension between sharply delineated charcters Yalom s focus is as in When Nietzs. Svoll Er erinnert sich an einen Fall bei dem er kläglich versagt hat An Philip Slate den er einst wegen dessen Sexsucht in Behandlung hatte Dieser ist immer noc. Che Wept the only other of his novels I have ead how beneath the hot drama of our furies and desires do we in the ice cold stare of the great existential voids of death and meaningless live a good life When philosophy eligion and literature have been evacuated of comfort how do we face our common dilemma Conveniently for the novel the therapist Julius has been given almost precisely as it turns out twelve months to live the period during which these meetings take place "The other main character Philip is coldly philosophical ironically one may say "other main character Philip is coldly philosophical ironically one may say inhabitant of a philia of bodiless communicants in the great universe of the eternal Logos the apparent counterpoint to warm and human Julius whose practice is based upon caritas In fact both characters are points in one mind oscillating as do all the other characters between points of identity so dearly held but shown to be feeble and fragile in the integration that occurs it is this joint exposure that empties attachments and inward looking vanities The novel is a practical guide to the doing of therapy and the doing of it in the ordinary world of our friendships and elationships and the world of our enemies Ultimately there is not a conflict between the transcendent and the uotidian Samsara and Nirvana cannot be separated It is all here conflict between the transcendent and the uotidian Samsara and Nirvana cannot be separated It is all here above all there was Zarathustra s oft epeated uestion whether we would be willing to epeat the precise life we have lived again and again throughout eternity Live ight he eminded himself and have faith that good things will flow from you even if you never learn of them Irvin D Yalom The Schopenhauer CureThis book eceives a five star ating not because the author is on the level with Vladimir Nabokov. H so arrogant und ichbezogen wie früher dennoch behauptet er sich mittlerweile selbst geheilt zu haben – und zwar mit Hilfe der Lektüre von Arthur Schopenhau.