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Doing Psychoanalysis in Tehran

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Doing Psychoanalysis in Tehran By Gohar Homayounpour, Abbas Kiarostami (Foreword by) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780262017923
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Published: The MIT Press - August 31st, 2012

A fascinating and scholarly memoir that asks the question Is psychoanalysis possible in the Islamic Republic of Iran? Homayounpour, a Western-trained psychoanalyst, returns to her motherland to establish a psychoanalytic practice after being away for 20 years. Through a series of interconnected vignettes, Homayounpour explores her own feelings of alienation and displacement as she discourses about her fascination with the writer Milan Kundera, her struggles with the analytic dyad, her consideration of the free-associative process, while exploring Freudian and Lacanian psychoanalytic theory. Through glimpses into the lives of Homayounpour’s patients - a famous artist, who dreams of abandonment and sits in the analyst’s chair, a young chador-clad woman, who having lost her virginity is overcome with shame, a man who is permitted to explore his married lover’s body only in the slightest of increments - we gain insight into a rich culture, into the stories behind the stories. Doing Psychoanalysis in Teheran is a mosaic of symbol and language. ~ Reviewed by Amy Palmer

This Is How You Lose Her

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This Is How You Lose Her By Junot Díaz Cover Image
ISBN: 9781594631771
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Published: Riverhead Books - September 3rd, 2013

Pulitzer prize winner Junot Diaz's rhythmic, demanding prose pounds the page as it ignites the imagination. His main character, Yunior, maddening, BAD and brilliant, is the focal point for a selection of stories about love, infidelity (so much infidelity, so many consequences) and family. Diaz's passionate, imaginative language, his provocative probing of emotional entanglements, his colorful, raunchy, flawed characters reveal the grit and richness of life. ~ Reviewed by Amy Palmer

On the Road

On the Road By Jack Kerouac, Ann Charters (Introduction by) Cover Image
By Jack Kerouac, Ann Charters (Introduction by)
ISBN: 9780142437254
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Published: Penguin Classics - December 31st, 2002

"...it's a valentine to the United States," wrote Kerouac scholar Douglas Brinkley about the infamous cross country road trip undertaken with Neal Cassady. A fierce, personal quest for "IT" - meaning and belonging - Kerouac's manic, jazz inspired and poetic voice is the definitive one for The Beats! ~ Reviewed by Amy Palmer

The Patrick Melrose Novels

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The Patrick Melrose Novels: Never Mind, Bad News, Some Hope, and Mother's Milk By Edward St Aubyn Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780312429966
Published: Picador USA - January 31st, 2012

Dark, depraved, delicious! An aristocratic British dynasty brought to its knees and depicted in all of its horror and twisted relational chaos by an acerbic and witty author. I recoiled, I cringed, but I couldn't put it down! ~ Reviewed by Amy Palmer

Born to Run

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Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen By Christopher McDougall Cover Image
ISBN: 9780307279187
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Published: Vintage - March 29th, 2011

Meet the mysterious Caballo Blanco and the blissful, barefoot Tarahumara, and match them pace for pace in this rollicking jaunt from the Badwater Ultramarathon to Mexico's Copper Canyons. If you've never trained or run, you'll want to start. ~ Reviewed by Amy Palmer

Fair Play

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Fair Play By Tove Jansson, Ali Smith (Introduction by), Thomas Teal (Translated by) Cover Image
By Tove Jansson, Ali Smith (Introduction by), Thomas Teal (Translated by)
ISBN: 9781590173787
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Published: NYRB Classics - March 15th, 2011

I fell in love with these stories - spare, spacious, reflective of place. A brilliant, meditative series of essays on the nature of love, work and the essence of creative partnership. ~ Reviewed by Amy Palmer


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