AustLit logo
image of person or book cover 803297848101143129.jpg
This image has been sourced from online.
Issue Details: First known date: 2015... 2015 The Good Story : Exchanges on Truth, Fiction and Pschoanalytic Psychotherapy
The material on this page is available to AustLit subscribers. If you are a subscriber or are from a subscribing organisation, please log in to gain full access. To explore options for subscribing to this unique teaching, research, and publishing resource for Australian culture and storytelling, please contact us or find out more.

AbstractHistoryArchive Description

'A fascinating dialogue on the human inclination to make up stories between a Nobel Prize-wining writer and a psychotherapist.

'The Good Story is an exchange between a great writer with a long-standing interest in human psychology and a distinguished psychotherapist who has long been passionate about literature.

'Arabella Kurtz and J.M. Coetzee consider psychotherapy and its wider social context from different perspectives, but at the heart of both their approaches are language and story. Working alone, the writer is in sole charge of the story he or she tells. The therapist collaborates with the patient on the story of their life. Are they seeking an absolute truth or a fiction that will help the patient to overcome their distress?

'The authors discuss both individual psychology and the psychology of the group: the school classroom, the gang, the settler nation where the brutal deeds of the ancestors several generations back have to be accommodated into the national story. They draw on the work of great writers like Cervantes and Dostoevsky as well as canonical writers on psychoanalysis such as Freud and Melanie Klein. Their discussion provides an illuminating insight into the stories we tell of our lives.' (Publication summary)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • London,
      c
      England,
      c
      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Harvill Secker ,
      2015 .
      image of person or book cover 803297848101143129.jpg
      This image has been sourced from online.
      Extent: 180p.
      Edition info: 1st ed.
      Note/s:
      • Publication date: 21 May 2015

      ISBN: 1846558883, 9781846558887
Alternative title: Een goed verhaal
Language: Dutch
    • Amsterdam,
      c
      Netherlands,
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Cossee ,
      2015 .
      image of person or book cover 4372743611006171152.jpg
      Image courtesy of publisher's website.
      Extent: 256p.
      Edition info: 1st ed.
      ISBN: 9059365879, 9789059365872

Works about this Work

In Some Sense True Tim Parks , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: London Review of Books , 21 January vol. 38 no. 2 2016; (p. 25-28)

— Review of The Good Story : Exchanges on Truth, Fiction and Pschoanalytic Psychotherapy J. M. Coetzee , Arabella Kurtz , 2015 single work criticism ; J. M. Coetzee and the Life of Writing : Face to Face with Time David Attwell , 2015 single work criticism
[Review] The Good Story : Exchanges on Truth, Fiction and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Jean-François Vernay , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: LiNQ , no. 42 2016;

— Review of The Good Story : Exchanges on Truth, Fiction and Pschoanalytic Psychotherapy J. M. Coetzee , Arabella Kurtz , 2015 single work criticism
J.M. Coetzee and Arabella Kurtz. The Good Story: Exchanges on Truth, Fiction and Psychotherapy (Harvill Secker, 2105) Gillian Dooley , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Transnational Literature , November vol. 8 no. 1 2015;

— Review of The Good Story : Exchanges on Truth, Fiction and Pschoanalytic Psychotherapy J. M. Coetzee , Arabella Kurtz , 2015 single work criticism
Trying to Find the Real Truth Melinda Harvey , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 15 August 2015; (p. 26-27) The Saturday Age , 15-16 August 2015; (p. 26)

— Review of The Good Story : Exchanges on Truth, Fiction and Pschoanalytic Psychotherapy J. M. Coetzee , Arabella Kurtz , 2015 single work criticism
Truth or Dare David Free , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 6-7 June 2015; (p. 22)

— Review of The Good Story : Exchanges on Truth, Fiction and Pschoanalytic Psychotherapy J. M. Coetzee , Arabella Kurtz , 2015 single work criticism
'JM Coetzee makes a brilliant argument for justice in fiction, writes David Free.'
Truth or Dare David Free , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Weekend Australian , 6-7 June 2015; (p. 22)

— Review of The Good Story : Exchanges on Truth, Fiction and Pschoanalytic Psychotherapy J. M. Coetzee , Arabella Kurtz , 2015 single work criticism
'JM Coetzee makes a brilliant argument for justice in fiction, writes David Free.'
Trying to Find the Real Truth Melinda Harvey , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 15 August 2015; (p. 26-27) The Saturday Age , 15-16 August 2015; (p. 26)

— Review of The Good Story : Exchanges on Truth, Fiction and Pschoanalytic Psychotherapy J. M. Coetzee , Arabella Kurtz , 2015 single work criticism
J.M. Coetzee and Arabella Kurtz. The Good Story: Exchanges on Truth, Fiction and Psychotherapy (Harvill Secker, 2105) Gillian Dooley , 2015 single work review
— Appears in: Transnational Literature , November vol. 8 no. 1 2015;

— Review of The Good Story : Exchanges on Truth, Fiction and Pschoanalytic Psychotherapy J. M. Coetzee , Arabella Kurtz , 2015 single work criticism
In Some Sense True Tim Parks , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: London Review of Books , 21 January vol. 38 no. 2 2016; (p. 25-28)

— Review of The Good Story : Exchanges on Truth, Fiction and Pschoanalytic Psychotherapy J. M. Coetzee , Arabella Kurtz , 2015 single work criticism ; J. M. Coetzee and the Life of Writing : Face to Face with Time David Attwell , 2015 single work criticism
[Review] The Good Story : Exchanges on Truth, Fiction and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Jean-François Vernay , 2016 single work review
— Appears in: LiNQ , no. 42 2016;

— Review of The Good Story : Exchanges on Truth, Fiction and Pschoanalytic Psychotherapy J. M. Coetzee , Arabella Kurtz , 2015 single work criticism
Last amended 6 Jul 2018 12:43:42
X