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Jed Rubenfeld
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The Interpretation of Murder.

The Interpretation of Murder. To Amy, only, always. and to. Sophia and Louisa. In 1909, Sigmund Freud, accompanied by his then disciple Carl Jung, made his one and only visit to the United States, to deliver a series of lectures on psychoanalysis at Clark University, in Worcester, Massachusetts. The honorary doctoral degree that Clark awarded him was the first public recognition Freud had ever received for his work. Despite the great success of this visit, Freud always spoke, in later years, as if some trauma had befallen him in the United States.

Jed Rubenfeld's entertaining psychological thriller is full of enjoyable twists and turns. The Interpretation of Murder is a bold page-turner that propels us from the start with a driving plot and intriguing characters, but also with ideas-a whole history of ideas. Rubenfeld has both smarts and an admirably depraved imagination. It's a richly motivated thriller that will make you reconsider the mysteries of Freud and Hamlet. Matthew Pearl, author of The Dante Club.

The Interpretation of Murder book. Jed Rubenfeld takes his place in literary entertainment with grand eloquence in his first novel, The Interpretation of Murder, published by Henry Holt. This dandy psychological murder mystery is chockfull of history, biography, and geography. This would overwhelm a lesser writer, but Rubenfeld’s mastery of the subject matter, pacing, and sheer storytelling verve propels the reader into New York 1909, and puts the reader into the chase for a vicious, sadistic killer.

The Interpretation of Murder, published in 2006, is the first novel by the American law professor Jed Rubenfeld. The book is written in the first person perspective of Dr. Stratham Younger, supposedly an American psychoanalyst

The Interpretation of Murder, published in 2006, is the first novel by the American law professor Jed Rubenfeld. Stratham Younger, supposedly an American psychoanalyst.

The Interpretation of Murder leads readers from the salons of Gramercy Park, through secret passages, to Chinatown-even far below the currents of the East River where laborers are building the Manhattan Bridge. As Freud fends off a mysterious conspiracy to destroy him, Younger is drawn into an equally thrilling adventure that takes him deep into the subterfuges of the human mind. Richly satisfying, elegantly crafted, The Interpretation of Murder marks the debut of a brilliant, spectacularly entertaining new storyteller. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate. Authors: Jed Rubenfeld.

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THIS much-hyped debut novel, a historical thriller by Jed Rubenfeld, a Yale law professor, deploys the surefire .

THIS much-hyped debut novel, a historical thriller by Jed Rubenfeld, a Yale law professor, deploys the surefire Da Vinci Code formula: titillation plus high-culture trivia. Alternating scenes of erotic asphyxiation with references to Copernicus and Hegel, The Interpretation of Murder takes as its subjects Sigmund Freud’s 1909 visit to America and a series of attacks on young society women. The result is both smutty and pretentious. The story opens, embarrassingly, with a paraphrase of Tolstoy: There is no mystery to happiness. Unhappy men are all alike. The Interpretation of Murder leads readers from the salons of Gramercy Park, through secret passages, to Chinatown-even far below the currents of the East River where laborers are building the Manhattan Bridge.

The Interpretation of Murder opens on a hot summer night in 1909 as Sigmund Freud arrives in New York. Among those waiting to greet him is Dr. Stratham Younger, a gifted physician who is one of Freud’s most ardent American supporters. And so begins the visit that will be the great genius’s first–and only–journey to America. The morning after Freud’s arrival, in an opulent penthouse across the city, a woman is discovered murdered–whipped, mutilated, and strangled with a white silk tie. The next day, a rebellious heiress named Nora Acton barely escapes becoming the killer’s second victim. Yet, suffering from hysteria, Miss Acton cannot remember the terrifying incident or her attacker. Asked to consult on the case, Dr. Younger calls on the visiting Freud to guide him through the girl’s analysis. The Interpretation of Murder is an intricately plotted, elegantly wrought entertainment filled with delicious surprises, subtle sleights of hand, and fascinating ideas. Drawing on Freud’s case histories, Shakespeare’s Hamlet, and the rich history of New York, this remarkable novel marks the debut of a brilliantly engaging new storyteller.
  • The constant shifts of New York City scenes (real and fictional), numerous characters (real and fictional), and myriad details of New York history (real and fictional), together with theories of Hamlet and the Oedipus complex leave the reader exhausted, bored, and distracted from the purported mystery—a much too complex, convoluted, and far-fetched plot with an unsatisfying conclusion. The author has a talent for connecting disparate elements of history and personality, but in the words of Jung, "one has to ask oneself whether a little less talent might not have been better."

  • That was just fun to read! A quick page-turner, with several segments to give one something to contemplate. I imagine if one knows little about Freud, his friends, and Carl Jung (no longer a friend in the end), this can be a real eye-opener regarding concepts of psycho-analysis. Although it was made clear that this is largely fiction, the weaving of story and history can become a little convoluted. I found it to be fun, with that little twist at the end that makes one laugh. And a bit spooky here and there. If this is a first novel, as in fiction, I would suggest that Jed Rubenfeld continue amusing and teaching the public! I particularly enjoyed the descriptions of life, clothing, behind-the-scenes looks and discussions within the time-period. A fun read. Negative: I feel that there is something missing but cannot put my finger on it.

  • I had read this book before and enjoyed it. It is a complex blend of murder mystery and biography, real people being interspersed with fictional characters. Very clever. I particularly liked the descriptions of New York at that time, the mix of horse and car traffic. the building of the skyscrapers and bridges, all fascinating. It is a book that has many levels, and all of them are enjoyable.

  • The mystery in this story is a little convoluted. In an effort to make it challenging the author puts in several plot twists at the end that had me going back to the beginning of the book. However, I still enjoy mysteries like this one mostly because you learn a little about the early history of psychoanalysis and the history of New York. The author inserts several real life events, including one that seems very unlikely but did actually happen, and ties them together in a plausible way. It's not a great mystery but it is very good historical fiction. If you like mysteries where the mystery is simply an excuse to learn about some academic topic you'll like this.

  • I really enjoyed this one. Very nice plot. A fascinating way of building a crime story using psychoanalysis and the pesonalities of Freud and Young as building material. I considered the collaboration of an analyst and a police officer ingenious. However, though i understood and comprehended the involvement of Freud in the central story, i couldn't understand that of Young's. In this particular detail, i did not find the plot as solid as i think it should be.

  • A very good historical novel, set in the New York of the gilded age.

    Based on Freud's visit to the US in 1909, the author weaves a thriller out of murder, jealousy, insanity, love, and psychoanalysis.

    It is very well paced, and keeps you turning the pages.

    I give it only 4 stars because, at times, the multiplicity of the story lines can get a little confusing, but the author pulls it off well.

    If you liked "The Alienist" or "The Good Mother" give this one a try.

  • When I bought this, I didn't realize it was a prequel to a book I read previously & enjoyed immensely, The Death Instinct. As the other, this was well-paced, suspenseful, packed with brilliant pieces of real history, and deftly woven with true events.

  • Great product and seller