The Resource A curable romantic : a novel, Joseph Skibell, (electronic resource)

A curable romantic : a novel, Joseph Skibell, (electronic resource)

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A curable romantic : a novel
Title
A curable romantic
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Joseph Skibell
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Language
eng
Summary
As far as romance goes, Dr. Jakob Sammelsohn is fairly incurable. Twice married, once divorced, once widowed all by the tender age of twelve he finally flees his small village and his pious, vengeful father. A lovelorn Candide, young Dr. Sammelsohn wanders optimistically through history pursued by the amorous ghost of his dead wife. Arriving in Vienna in 1890, a chance encounter with Sigmund Freud leads our hero into the arms of Emma Eckstein, one of Freud's most famous patients. Later he romances the beautiful and wealthy Loe Bernfeld, who carries him into the world of Esperanto and the universal language movement. Finally, Dr. Sammelsohn finds himself in the Warsaw Ghetto in 1940, only to become a pawn in a battle over the path to heaven. A Curable Romantic is a novel of personal and historical exile that could spring only from the literary imagination of a virtuoso. Often fantastical yet always grounded in tradition and history, it is that rare literary feat, a truly incomparable tale, ingenuously laid, peopled with characters who live on in the memory
Summary
When Dr. Jakob Josef Sammelsohn arrives in Vienna in the 1890s, he happens to meet Sigmund Freud, has a series of affairs, is haunted by the ghost of his abandoned wife, and eventually ends up in the Warsaw Ghetto in 1940. His Candide-like adventures illuminate a Europe moving between a new scientific age and age-old superstitions and beliefs
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technical information on music
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10101175
Cataloging source
Midwest
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Skibell, Joseph
Dewey number
813.54
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fiction
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Read by Jeff Woodman
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  • Woodman, Jeff
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True
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  • Jewish men
  • Esperanto
  • Vienna (Austria)
  • Warsaw (Poland)
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adult
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Label
A curable romantic : a novel, Joseph Skibell, (electronic resource)
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digital storage
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MWT11418342
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 audio file (22hr., 30 min.))
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unknown
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9781615735310
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(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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digital.
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MWT11418342
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sound
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digital recording
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other
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Label
A curable romantic : a novel, Joseph Skibell, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
unknown
Control code
MWT11418342
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Edition
Unabridged.
Extent
1 online resource (1 audio file (22hr., 30 min.))
File format
unknown
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Isbn
9781615735310
Isbn Type
(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
Kind of cutting
not applicable
Kind of disc cylinder or tape
not applicable
Kind of material
unknown
Level of compression
unknown
Other physical details
digital.
Publisher number
MWT11418342
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
access
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
other
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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