BOOK CLUB

 

The TBS Book Club will be meeting on Sunday, Nov. 19,  10:30 AM at the home of Richard and Bina Firestone, 48 Rockledge Path, Port Jefferson  11777

RSVP to the Firestones at: (631)474-1344. or email at: drrjfirestone@optonline.net
This month's selection is "The Spinoza Problem" by Irwin Yalom
 
 

 From Amazon

The Spinoza Problem by Irwin Yalom

In The Spinoza Problem, Irvin Yalom spins fact and fiction into an unforgettable psycho-philosophical novel. A psychiatrist with a deep interest in philosophical issues, Yalom jointly tells the story of the seventeenth-century thinker Baruch Spinoza, his philosophy and subsequent excommunication from the Jewish community, and his apparent influence on the Nazi ideologue Alfred Rosenberg, whose einsatzgruppe was dispatched during the Second World War to investigate a mysterious “Spinoza Problem.” Seamlessly alternating between Golden Age Amsterdam and Nazi Germany, Yalom investigates the inner lives of these two enigmatic men in a tale of influence and anxiety, the origins of good and evil, and the philosophy of freedom and the tyranny of terror.

 

About the Author

Irvin D. Yalom, M.D., is an emeritus professor of psychiatry at Stanford University and a psychiatrist in private practice in San Francisco and Palo Alto. He is the author of many books, including "Love's Executioner," "Theory and Practice in Group Psychotherapy," and "When Nietzsche Wept." He lives with his wife in Palo Alto, California.

 

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