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The Resource The good story : exchanges on truth, fiction and psychotherapy, J.M. Coetzee and Arabella Kurtz

The good story : exchanges on truth, fiction and psychotherapy, J.M. Coetzee and Arabella Kurtz

Label
The good story : exchanges on truth, fiction and psychotherapy
Title
The good story
Title remainder
exchanges on truth, fiction and psychotherapy
Statement of responsibility
J.M. Coetzee and Arabella Kurtz
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"The Good Story" is an exchange between a writer with a long-standing interest in moral psychology and a psychotherapist with a training in literary studies. Arabella Kurtz and J.M. Coetzee consider psychotherapy and its wider social context from different perspectives, but at the heart of both their approaches is a concern with stories. Working alone, the writer is in sole charge of the story he or she tells. The therapist, on the other hand, collaborates with the patient in telling the story of their life. What kind of truth do the stories created by patient and therapist aim to uncover: objective truth or the shifting and subjective truth of memories explored and re-experienced in the safety of the therapeutic relationship? The authors discuss both individual psychology and the psychology of the group: the school classroom, the gang, the settler nation where the brutal deeds of the ancestors have to be accommodated into a national story. Drawing on great writers like Cervantes and Dostoevsky and on psychoanalysts like Freud and Melanie Klein, they offer illuminating insights into the stories we tell of our lives
Cataloging source
NLM
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1940-
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Coetzee, J. M.
Dewey number
616.8/914
Index
no index present
LC call number
RC437.5
LC item number
.C64 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Kurtz, Arabella
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  • Psychotherapy
  • Psychotherapy and literature
  • Psychotherapy
  • Psychotherapy and literature
Label
The good story : exchanges on truth, fiction and psychotherapy, J.M. Coetzee and Arabella Kurtz
Instantiates
Publication
Note
First published in Great Britain by Harvill Secker
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
viii, 198 pages
Isbn
9780525429517
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocn900623495
  • (OCoLC)900623495
Label
The good story : exchanges on truth, fiction and psychotherapy, J.M. Coetzee and Arabella Kurtz
Publication
Note
First published in Great Britain by Harvill Secker
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
viii, 198 pages
Isbn
9780525429517
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • ocn900623495
  • (OCoLC)900623495

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