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Wharton and dreams

Over at Interpolations, Kevin Neilson suggests that Edith Wharton “shares a family resemblance with Freud.” Granted, my impressions of Freud have been colored by Joseph Skibell’s darkly playful Curable Romantic, which sketches the great psychoanalyst as some combination of Sherlock Holmes—nothing that happens in his presence is lost on him—and a bully who delights in publicly enforcing The Psychopathology of Everyday Life.
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Book Notes - Joseph Skibell ("A Curable Romantic")

Music / Indie Music : largehearted boy (4 years ago)

In the Book Notes series, authors create and discuss a music playlist that relates in some way to their recently published book. A Curable Romantic is yet another imaginative and compelling novel from author Joseph Skibell. Set in t... Read Post

Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature in fiction

Academics / Literature : The Literary Saloon (4 years ago)

They've announced that The Jump Artist, by Austin Ratner, has taken the $ 100,000 Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature in fiction, with A Curable Romantic by Joseph Skibell the $ 25,000 Sami Rohr Prize for Jewish Literature Choice ... Read Post

Wharton and the tragic sense

Academics / Literature : A Commonplace Blog (4 years ago)

Although it may be wide of the target, Kevin Neilson’s suggestion that there is some “family resemblance” between Edith Wharton and Sigmund Freud—he goes so far as to call them Edith Freud and Sigmund Wharton—is a welcome reminder t... Read Post


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