. In elegant, and nuanced prose, sensual, Kohler skillfully explores the space between our dreams and our reality, between our hopes and our disappointments. Under pressure to make her will, Bill is forced to think about the momentous events and decisions that have made her an extremely wealthy if somewhat disillusioned woman.
Once We Were Sisters: A MemoirFlashing back to their storybook childhood at the family estate, Kohler tells of the death of her father when she and Maxine were girls, which led to the family abandoning their house and the girls being raised by their mother, Crossways, at turns distant and suffocating. Stunned by the news, she immediately flew back to the country where she was born, determined to find answers and forced to reckon with his history of violence and the lingering effects of their most unusual childhood—one marked by death and the misguided love of their mother.
In her signature spare and incisive prose, Sheila Kohler recounts the lives she and her sister led. Highly recommended. Joyce carol Oates. One of people magazine’s best new books“a searing and intimate memoir about love turned deadly. The bbc“an intimate illumination of sisterhood and loss. Peoplewhen sheila kohler was thirty-seven, only two years older, she received the heart-stopping news that her sister Maxine, was killed when her husband drove them off a deserted road in Johannesburg.
. Kohler evokes the bond between sisters and shows how that bond changes but never breaks, even after death. A beautiful and disturbing memoir of a beloved sister who died at the age of thirty-nine in circumstances that strongly suggest murder.
Becoming Jane Eyre: A NovelThe year is 1846. In a cold parsonage on the gloomy Yorkshire moors, a family seems cursed with disaster. A father sick, without fortune, and hardened by the loss of his two most beloved family members. At its center are Charlotte and the writing of Jane Eyre. A beautifully imagined tale of the Brontë sisters and the writing of Jane Eyre.
Sheila kohler's memoir Once We Were Sisters is now available. A mother and two children dead. Delicately unraveling the connections between one of fiction's most indelible heroines and the remarkable woman who created her, the millions of readers who adore Jane Eyre, Sheila Kohler's Becoming Jane Eyre will appeal to fans of historical fiction and, of course, as well as biographies about the Brontës like Claire Harman’s Charlotte Brontë: A Fiery Heart.
And three strong, reduced to poverty and spinsterhood, intelligent young women, with nothing to save them from their fate. A son destroyed by alcohol and opiates. Nothing, that is, except their remarkable literary talent. So unfolds the story of the Brontë sisters.
Dreaming for Freud: A NovelIn dreaming for freud, 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. Dreaming for freud paints a provocative and sensual portrait of one of history’s most famous patients. In the fall of 1900, 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.
An award-winning author reimagines one of Freud’s most famous and controversial cases. Sheila kohler's memoir Once We Were Sisters is now available. Acclaimed for her spare prose and exceptional psychological insights in her novels Becoming Jane Eyre and Love Child, Sheila Kohler’s latest is inspired by Sigmund Freud’s Dora: An Analysis of a Case of Hysteria.
The Bay of Foxes: A NovelInvites him to live with her. By chance, he spots the famous French author M. Who at sixty is at the height of her fame. He makes himself indispensable, or so he thinks. Brings him to her sardinian villa, beside the Bay of Foxes, Dawit finds love and temptation—and perfects the art of deception. An erotic tale of passion and power and their dangerous consequences.
Sheila kohler's memoir Once We Were Sisters is now available. In 1978, dawit, a young, and educated Ethiopian refugee, beautiful, roams the streets of Paris. Seduced by dawit's grace and his moving story, M. When M.
How People Change: The Short Story as Case HistoryAs a rule, the technical and dry approach of the psychiatric literature is not fit to teach doctors how to connect to their patients' suffering because it privileges pathological categories over experience. Freud and D. W. For most people, the quickest route to wisdom, other than experience, is through stories.
Physicians and medical students can turn to these narratives as examples of how others have dealt with challenges and debilitating conditions, and encourage their patients to follow similar paths to bring about change in their lives. A manual to show practicing physicians and medical students how to make use of short stories to help their patients adapt to their illnesses and participate in their treatment.
Tucker, turns to the drama and conflicts of fictional characters, therefore, to restore the human dimension of medicine and to entice practitioners to grasp the emotional and intellectual layers of the particular situations in which their patients are entrapped. The sixteen stories selected here are analyzed to show how they illustrate the process of change, as defined by Erik Erikson’s description of the "life cycle.
Some of these stories include "gooseberries" by Anton Chekhov, "The Dead" by James Joyce, and "Her First Ball" by Katherine Mansfield. Stories speak across generational lines and cultures, emphasize the universality of human experience, and offer insight into the dynamics involved in unfamiliar situations.
. Winnicott were among the few psychiatrists able to write case histories emblematic of the vicissitudes of the human condition.