Never to Return

U of Nebraska Press, 1999 - 194 sider

Never to Return is a witty, penetrating account of a woman?s inner journey to understanding through her encounter with Freudian psychoanalysis. On the brink of turning fifty, Elena suddenly falls into a deep depression. Her husband has gone off to New York to celebrate the triumph of his cinematic career, accompanied not by his wife but by a lover half her age. Meanwhile her grown sons have left home to pursue their own lives and relationships. Fearing aging, loneliness, a failed love, and a failed life, she begins sessions with a reputable Argentine psychoanalyst. Elena?s experience of analysis provides the occasion for an intense scrutiny of self and world, while it raises basic questions about the psychoanalytic method and its implications for female emotional development. Complex and ambivalent, her narration offers both a sharply satiric view of analysis and a consideration of its possible power and effectiveness.

Esther Tusquets is a leading figure on the Spanish literary scene. Since the early sixties she has directed the distinguished Barcelona publishing house Editorial Lumen. Never to Return is the fourth in a series of critically acclaimed novels characterized by a winding, associative style that captures the vibrant ebb and flow of a woman?s inner life.


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paper 0-8032-9438-7 Never To Return ($40.00; paper $15.00; 194 pp.; Aug. 18; 0-8032-4433-9; paper 0-8032-9438-7). Spanish author Tusquets' fourth novel, first published in 1985, is part of an ... Les hele vurderingen

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Elena's 40th birthday did not faze her, but as her 50th looms and her film director husband takes up with an unknown lover half her age, she simmers with rage. Elena begins sessions with a celebrated ... Les hele vurderingen

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Barbara F. Ichiishi is the author of The Apple of Earthly Love: Female Development in Esther Tusquets? Fiction and cotranslator of douard Glissant?s Monsieur Toussaint.

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