Read Ï PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ↠ J.M. CoetzeeDy along with Coetzee s veiled suggestion that Hester Prynne s scarlet letter was describing all of the Puritans as Assholes and one author I didn t know WG Sebald are all discussed with a flurry of new insights I also enjoyed Coetzee s speculation that psychotherapy was secularism s answer to the confessional The good snippets on psychoanalysis here and there from Kurtz I genuinely appreciated her role in this novel as she brought the discussion back to tilitarian workings of the therapist in discussion with Coetzee s thingsperhaps I "Do Not Appreciate Coetzee "not appreciate Coetzee style of writing but throughout this exchange I found some of his comments not only irrelevant but at times rude i was thoroughly nimpressed when it came to me that this was the most celebrated living writer of the English language thus half of the novel as a result holds significantly less weight if any reader is in hope of reading slightly denser psychological material sorry i m not sorry Coetzee but the moralistic concerns that are continually raised are totally out of context to the situation in dealing with patients Coetzee and psychotherapist Arabella Kurtz discuss memory repression and narrative in the context of both fiction and psychotherapy The scope ranges from the individual Well written
interesting even if sometimes was a little bit too easy but ok not everybody has a background studying this type of thingsBen scritto ed interessante anche se a volte molte cose sono state ipersemplificate ma immagino che non che tutti possano avere alle spalle anni di studi sull argomento I ve mentioned before that I think novelists and psychotherapists are in a similar business yet the fictional therapists we encounter on the page sometimes fail to convince So what better way for the writer bent on creating a credible fictional therapist than to eavesdrop on a conversation between a winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature and a clinical psychologist lecturer and psychoanalytic psychotherapist As JM Coetzee and Arabella Kurtz toss ideas back and forth "about the intersection between truth story and morality " the intersection between truth story and morality writer is afforded a remarkable insight into the workings of the therapist s mindFull review we can entertain the notion that we are continually engaging with constructions fictions of others rather than with their real selves We can also entertain the plausible and interesting notion that our engagements are with a constantly changing interplay between shadows fictions and glimpses of the real The Good Story 2015 by JM Coetzee and Arabella Kurtz is based on a fascinating premise This non fiction volume is framed as a discussion between Mr Coetzee the Nobel Prize winning writer and one of my most favorite authors and Dr Arabella Kurtz a British psychotherapist This combination. Terest in moral psychology and a psychotherapist with training in literary studies Coetzee and Kurtz consider psychotherapy and its wider social context from different perspectives but at the heart of both of their approaches is a concern with narrative Working alone the writer is in control of the story he or she tells The therapist on the other hand collaborates with the patient in developing an account of the patient's life and identity that is both meaningful and trueIn a meeting of minds th. ,And Interesting Even If Sometimes
The book doesn t always hold the reader s attention but the whole exchange between Kurtz and Coetzee is marked by moments of startling insight and humanity Coetzee s comments reveal his keen though obviously expected investment in what it means to tell stories in novels as well as in real life Kurtz s responses strikingly original and fearless not only refect a sharp intellect at work but also an individual who speaks with great elouence and wisdom about the discipline that Reading this felt like reading the transcript for a very long very intellectual podcast If that appeals to you then "Great Because There Is "Because there is lot of interesting ideas discussed here However those ideas are not as interconnected as I would have liked since this entire book really is just one long conversation between two monologuing intellectuals 0 and for a book I felt like this lacked the cohesive tissue needed to tie Coetzee and Kurtz s admittedly compelling arguments and rationalizations together Instead it comes across like two deeply intelligent thinkers talking past each other from the perspective of their respective fields This leads to some fascinating content to be sure but there was a distance between the two sides that was never bridged leaving the book to feel like two separate academic journals conversing with each other at a tangential distance Again there s some very good very worthwhile material here but the presentation and cohesion of it was lacking for me More Coetzee Good for the soulThis book is the written record of a dialogue between Coetzee and a psychotherapist Arabella Kurtz The subject matter is interesting if somewhat nfocused The character and progression of their dialogue the way they talk to and around each other was to my mind the real hero of this book I found their interaction highly #Stimulating And It Made Me Wonder Why #and it made me wonder why like this don t exist We have the institution of the public discussion on a stage with an audience but having the dialogue take place on paper seems to my mind a better way of going about things You can take time you can review what was said you can express yourself in the best way that reflects what you seek to explain and so onRecommended for the above and for two fascinating discussions of Dostoevsky and Sebald and what they have to say about the nature of confession and the extent to which we can know things andor come to terms with our histories I m constantly fascinated by how story and narrative play out in how we live and construct our lives and this issue becomes fascinating when you insert fiction into the mix Coetzee brings his experience as a fiction writer and a teacher to the conversation to contrast with Kurtz s clinical perspective and the deep topics of truth vs fiction are exploredDostoyevsky Dickens Har. JM Coetzee What relationship do I have with my life history Am I its conscious author or should I think of myself as simply a voice ttering with as little interference as possible a stream of words welling p from my interiorArabella Kurtz One way of thinking about psychoanalysis is to say that it is aimed at setting free the narrative or autobiographical imagination The Good Story is a fascinating dialogue about psychotherapy and the art of storytelling between a writer with a long standing in.
Of specialties is not as farfetched as it might seem we read in the Authors Note that literature and psychotherapy have a lot in common for instance the interest in human experience the se of language as the common working medium and the analysis of narrative structuresThe book is divided into chapters that focus on topics such as truth "memories and their repression relationships between people group experiences and mentality The authors discuss issues of subjective truth dynamic " and their repression relationships between people group experiences and mentality The authors discuss issues of subjective truth dynamic truth intersubjective truth and the closely related topics of malleability of memory self invention and psychotherapy as a scheme to create reconstruct a patient s memoriesI have found everything in the book interesting but the theme that I relate to most strongly is the one I refer to in the epigraph human relationships as interactions between projected fictions Here Mr Coetzee even mentions the so called Turing test for dialogue where one has to decide whether their interlocutor who is not visible is an actual human being or rather a computer program Another of his key observations is relations between people as a matter of interlocking fictions When the fictions interlock well the relation works or seems to work I am not sure that there is a difference between the two When they don t interlock conflict or disengagement follow When noting the human tendency toward creating fictions about themselves "Dr Kurtz claims We need the fictions of others to know ourselves Mr Coetzee clarifies the claim We need "Kurtz claims We need the fictions of others to know ourselves Mr Coetzee clarifies the claim We need fictions of others about s in order to form our fictions of ourselves If it were proper to take sides in the discussion between Mr Coetzee and Ms Kurtz I would certainly be on the author s side I agree with most everything he says in the discussion and importantly I believe that the ideas he puts forward are deeper and fundamental To me Ms Kurtz is too immersed in the Freudian canon with its limited and restrictive intellectual toolkit To me her most important contributions are the fascinating insights into the practice of psychotherapyA captivating illuminating and deep read which I would rate with five stars if not for the fact that the authors too often talk past each other and not necessarily with each other Still a great bookFour and a arter stars A writer and a psychologist exchange e mails The writer seems to have a bee in his bonnet about the way the world works particularly
IN THE ARENAS OF REPRESSION REGRESSIONthe arenas of repression regression group dynamics The psychologist does her very best to respond to his arguments constantly clarifying that she can speak only from her experience as a psychologist The writer appears to feel his only limitation lies in the number of books he has yet to read on the subject of psychoanalysis Which is amusing and annoying all at the same time. At is illuminating and thought provoking the authors discuss both individual psychology and the psychology of the group the school classroom gangs and the settler nation in which the brutal deeds of ancestors are accommodated into a national story Drawing on great writers like Cervantes and Dostoevsky and psychoanalysts like Freud and Melanie Klein Coetzee and Kurtz explore the human capacity for self examination our wish to tell our own life stories and the resistances we encounter along the wa.