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  • ISBN 0395339707
  • ISBN13 978-0395339701
  • Language English
  • Author Judith Rossner
  • Publisher Houghton Mifflin (August 1, 1983)
  • Pages 376
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  • Category Fiction
  • Subcategory History and Criticism
  • Size ePub 1575 kb
  • Size Fb2 1795 kb
  • Rating: 4.8
  • Votes: 629

Dawn Henley, in analysis with Dr. Lulu Shinefeld, recalls the earlier episodes of her troubled life, as both doctor and patient--the recently divorced psychiatrist and mother and the troubled Barnard freshman--engage in an exploration of their secret needs and desires.

Judith Rossner (March 31, 1935 – August 9, 2005) was an American novelist, best known for her acclaimed best sellers Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1975) and August (1983). Born in New York City, on March 31, 1935, Judith Louise Perelman was raised in the.

Judith Rossner (March 31, 1935 – August 9, 2005) was an American novelist, best known for her acclaimed best sellers Looking for Mr. Born in New York City, on March 31, 1935, Judith Louise Perelman was raised in the Bronx.

Judith Rossner was an American novelist, most famous for the bestseller, Looking for Mr. Goodbar (1975). A lifelong New Yorker, her books centered around the themes of urban alienation and gender relations. Библиографические данные.

FREE shipping on qualifying offers. Originally published in 1983, this bestseller is a compelling portrait of a young woman's experience in psychotherapy.

Her most successful post-Goodbar novel was 1983's August, about Judith Perelman Rossner was an American novelist, best known for her 1975 novel Looking for Mr. Goodbar, which was inspired by the murder of Roseann Quinn and examined the underside of the seventies sexual liberation movement. Though Looking for Mr. Goodbar remained Rossner's best known and best selling work, she continued to write.

Originally published in 1983, this bestseller is a compelling portrait of a young woman's experience in psychotherapy. This compelling story explores the lives of two women in contemporary New York: a psychologist and her patient. August portrays their parallel lives in a moving portrait that will mean many things to each of its readers in many startling ways.

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Download Author: Rossner, Judith. August & Ordinary People. The patients in both cases are adolescents, suicidal, and coming for their first sessions. In the selection from August, Dawn meets a female psychoanalyst, Dr. Schinefeld, whose interventions are shaped by attention to abstinence, neutrality, and objectivity. In contrast, Judith Guest’s Dr. Berger is informal, personable, and talkative.

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I ordered a book named "Augustus" by John Williams and I received
"August"written by Judith Rossner------so I read it! And it was good.
I especially like books that dig into the character. I like to know the
outside, as seen by the world, and also the hidden inside. Dawn is a troubled
teenager who undergoes 5 years of psychoanalyst with Dr. LuLu Shinefeld.
Dawn loves and is dependent and even jealous of her doctor's family.
Dawn is a sick puppy and 85% of the book takes place in the doctor's office with
Dawn weeping. I enjoyed the one on one of doctor and patient, however some people
would probably be tired of this by the 2nd or 3rd chapter. The remaining 15% involves LuLu's
unhealthy relationship with a married man. There are few other characters, but most of the story
is told in the doctor's office. This is an old book, written in the 80s. I
tend to like the books written from 1950 until the late 80s. August is well written and the characters
and the story will hold your attention.
The sensitively written 70s story of a psychoanalyst and the young adult client she is treating over a period of 4 years. Both therapist and client, as well as the other people in each woman's life, are well-developed characters. As a therapist myself, I also enjoyed being reminded of the possible virtues of psychoanalysis, which involves letting the client gradually grow into herself as opposed to being simply offered new cognitions. A nice description of how therapists likewise grown and change over time.

My only complaint: toward the very end of the book, one sentence refers very briefly to the therapist having completed her own second psychoanalysis which presumably enabled her to make some important changes in her own life...didn't see that coming and the reader is given no details of that experience or of how she came to make that decision. A bit facile...but then it was a long book so maybe the writer was ready to be done by that point. As a reader, I could have hung in a bit longer.
This novel tells a concomitant tale of a psychoanalyst and and her patient, a young woman who she is analyzing. Both lives are juxtaposed, making this book interesting and giving it a page-turning quality. The book is quite readable in an easy and fun sense.
Hard to put this down, even though it was difficult (disturbing) reading. Fascinating details of a patient's therapy with a psychiatrist. Many who are abused not only survive, but grow stronger.
This is my favorite book by Judith Rossner. If you're psychologically-minded, this is a must-read.
If you need a book to cure your insomnia...pick up August. It cured mine straightaway. No plot, ridiculous character, no humour, no suspense, no insights..nothing. It feels as if the author has recorded/eavesdropped some psycho babble at some psych clinic and transcribed it all down. Dawn the 'patient' has got to be the most aggravatingly uninteresting as the reader cant care about her dreams, her lithographs, her childhood, her aunt, her fact I even started resenting her appearance on the pages ... and skipped whole chapters devoted to to damnably boring Dawn.

The only redemming feature of the book is the superb characterisation of Dr. Lulu Shinefield...especially when she is shown to be vulnerable in love...the insecurities of an ageing woman...but thats IT. Boring, its the paper version of a sleeping pill
One of the only pieces of fiction about psychotherapy that conveys something of how it actually works in reality. Sure, it's a bit idealized, but it doesn't fall into the trap of cliche. Literature and films about psychologists or psychiatrists usually fall into one of two overworked tropes: the therapist turns out to be crazy, or the therapist ends up seducing the patient — and even when these are avoided, the whole notion of patient-therapist boundary is ignored. Rossner's interweaving of the back story of the therapist with the story of the therapy is nicely done, with both characters shown to be human and fallible, and the therapist for once is actually competent and insightful. As a psychiatrist myself, I find it refreshing to read something about my field that is not just soap opera clearly written by someone who has no idea of the subject. It's very rare. Rossner nailed it better than anyone else I can think of.
I agree with the last reader. I didn't finish this book, it was SO boring. NOTHING happened. And the characters were annoying. I read a lot of books that aren't action-oriented and like them. But this one was awful.