Edited by Forbes Morlock

230 x 174 mm / 321 pages
Printed offset in an edition of 1,500 copies / soft-back binding with printed dust jacket
Book Works, London 1999
ISBN: 1870699 254
Price: 25€

Sharon Kivland
A Case of Hysteria

A Case of Hysteria draws on Freud's analysis of Dora, a young woman who is brought to him by her father. Dora is suffering from repeated loss of voice and a nervous cough. Sharon Kivland has created a mystery novel about Dora, which investigates the events discussed in her analysis as clues to the unlocking of a story of love and betrayal. The book is a critical study which rewrites one of the key texts in psychoanalysis. A Case of Hysteria reveals an illuminating picture of Dora. The writer-turned detective traces the events recounted in the analysis, following the story to Vienna, Meran and Frazenbad.