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On the couch : great American stories about therapy

Author: Erica Kates
Publisher: New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, ©1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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Nineteen stories about the therapist's couch. In Lorrie Moore's If Only Bert Were Here, the heroine cannot recover from the death of her beloved cat, while in John Updike's The Fairy Godfathers, the passion of two patients requires the presence of their respective therapists.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Erica Kates
ISBN: 0871136627 9780871136626 0871137402 9780871137401
OCLC Number: 34951532
Description: viii, 387 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: I. Loss. If only Bert were here / Lorrie Moore --
Transference / Peter Collier --
Slatland / Rebecca Lee --
Surprised by joy / Charles Baxter --
Imaginary problems / Francine Prose --
II. Secrets and Lies. Keller's therapy / Lawrence Block --
The whole truth / Stephen McCauley --
III. Power and Dependence. The gentleman / Martha McPhee --
The fairy godfathers / John Updike --
The age of analysis / Lynne Sharon Schwartz --
Crazy for loving you / James Gorman --
The psychopathology of everyday life / Jonathan Baumbach --
Samaritan / Steven Barthelme --
IV. Limitations. The mysterious case of R / Frank Conroy --
Psychoanalysis changed my life / Amy Bloom --
Basil from her garden / Donald Barthelme --
V. Love. The patient / Barbara Lawrence --
I'm rubber, you're glue / Daniel Menaker --
Influenza / Daniel Menaker --
Afterword: Twentieth-century delphic mysteries / Sheldon Roth.
Responsibility: edited and with an introduction by Erica Kates.

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"On the Couch" eavesdrops on the therapeutic process as some of America's best-known writers take the reader into the charged and sacred space between patient and analyst.  Read more...

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