When Nietzsche Wept - Chapters 15, 16, and 17 Summary & Analysis

Irvin D. Yalom
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Chapters 15, 16, and 17 Summary

During their next session, the two men decide to try and work more amiably together. Nietzsche tells Breuer they don't need to wallow in the details of Breuer's lust. Breuer feels that these sessions should be a sort of confession, as if he were confessing his sins to a priest. Nietzsche doesn't think that such an approach would be helpful. He wants to elevate Breuer's thoughts and perspective.

Breuer is intent on getting Nietzsche to reveal some details about himself and not be so private, but this is very difficult. Nietzsche seems to have built very high walls around his personal life. Nietzsche's migraines have subsided, so the two men spend their time working on Breuer's problems. Breuer feels that his life is at a dead end, that he's ascended as high as he can go in his profession and personal...

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