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By Gohar Homayounpour,Abbas Kiarostami

ISBN-10: 026201792X

ISBN-13: 9780262017923

Is psychoanalysis attainable within the Islamic Republic of Iran? this is often the query that Gohar Homayounpour poses to herself, and to us, in the beginning of this memoir of displacement, nostalgia, love, and discomfort. two decades after leaving her state, Homayounpour, an Iranian, Western-trained psychoanalyst, returns to Tehran to set up a psychoanalytic perform. while an American colleague exclaims, "I don't imagine that Iranians can free-associate!" Homayounpour responds that during her opinion Iranians do not anything yet. Iranian tradition, she says, revolves round tales. Why would not Freud's equipment paintings, given Iranians' have to speak? therefore starts off a desirable narrative of interlocking tales that resembles -- greater than a bit -- a psychoanalytic consultation. Homayounpour recounts the excitement and ache of returning to her motherland, her ardour for the paintings of Milan Kundera, her advanced courting with Kundera's Iranian translator (her father), and her personal and different Iranians' anxieties of impression and disobedience. Woven in the course of the narrative are glimpses of her occasionally problematic, continuously candid, classes with sufferers. Ms. N, a recognized artist, desires of abandonment and sits within the analyst's chair instead of at the analysand's sofa; a tender chador-clad girl expresses disgrace simply because she has misplaced her virginity; an eloquently suicidal younger guy can't kill himself. As a psychoanalyst, Homayounpour is familiar with that at the back of each tale instructed is one other tale that is still untold. Doing Psychoanalysis in Tehran connects the tales, spoken and unstated, that standard Iranians inform approximately their lives ahead of their hour is up.

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