Guises of Desire ~ by: Hilda Reilly
|Title: Guises of Desire
Author: Hilda Reilly (Dicatur Press)
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|Vienna 1880. A wealthy young Jewish woman, Bertha Pappenheim, falls ill, manifesting a series of bizarre symptoms. Diagnosis hysteria.
Her doctor, Josef Breuer, treats her with hypnosis and a new form of therapy called the ‘talking cure’.
Some of her symptoms abate. At the same time the treatment arouses in Bertha a turmoil of primal emotions which spiral out of control and ultimately lead to the breakdown of her relationship with her doctor.
A vividly imagined account of the case of…