A Curable Romantic

Joseph Skibell (Author)
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Description

I fell in love with Emma Eckstein the moment I saw her from the fourth gallery of the Carl Theater, and this was also the night I met Sigmund Freud." So goes the life, times, and loves of Dr. Jakob Sammelsohn, a fairly incurable romantic venturing optimistically through modern history. In this inventive and satiric tour de force, Joseph Skibell, award-winning author of A Blessing on the Moon, presents a picaresque novel of exile that could spring only from the imagination of a virtuoso.

Product Details

Price
$16.95
Publisher
Algonquin Books
Publish Date
November 01, 2011
Pages
607
Dimensions
5.53 X 1.65 X 8.21 inches | 1.33 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781616200831
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About the Author

Possessing “a gifted, committed imagination” (New York Times), Joseph Skibell is the author of three novels, A Blessing on the Moon, The English Disease, and A Curable Romantic, and a collection of true stories, My Father’s Guitar & Other Imaginary Things. He has received numerous awards, including a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship and Story Magazine’s Short Short-Story Prize.

Reviews

"An irresistible romp about a lovelorn 19th-Century doctor who falls in with Sigmund Freud--and some dangerously attractive women." --O Magazine

"A Curable Romantic has no end of fun with its themes, notably the limits and usefulness of language . . . At the same time, it's a tale of great compassion and reverence--a remarkable, deeply felt examination of man's relationship to an ever-changing world."
--The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

"A high-energy, wild performance . . . The postmodern Jewish novel as mash-up of genres: Yiddish folktale, sentimental education, Freudian case history, erotic confession, utopian parable, all wrapped up in an 'alternative history' of Jewish emancipation."
--The New Republic