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By Gohar Homayounpour,Abbas Kiarostami

Is psychoanalysis attainable within the Islamic Republic of Iran? this can be the query that Gohar Homayounpour poses to herself, and to us, at the start of this memoir of displacement, nostalgia, love, and ache. 20 years after leaving her nation, Homayounpour, an Iranian, Western-trained psychoanalyst, returns to Tehran to set up a psychoanalytic perform. while an American colleague exclaims, "I don't imagine that Iranians can free-associate!" Homayounpour responds that during her opinion Iranians do not anything yet. Iranian tradition, she says, revolves round tales. Why would not Freud's equipment paintings, given Iranians' have to speak? therefore starts off a desirable narrative of interlocking tales that resembles -- greater than a bit -- a psychoanalytic consultation. Homayounpour recounts the excitement and discomfort of returning to her motherland, her ardour for the paintings of Milan Kundera, her complicated dating with Kundera's Iranian translator (her father), and her personal and different Iranians' anxieties of impact and disobedience. Woven in the course of the narrative are glimpses of her occasionally tricky, continually candid, classes with sufferers. Ms. N, a recognized artist, desires of abandonment and sits within the analyst's chair instead of at the analysand's sofa; a tender chador-clad lady expresses disgrace simply because she has misplaced her virginity; an eloquently suicidal younger guy can't kill himself. As a psychoanalyst, Homayounpour understands that at the back of each tale informed is one other tale that continues to be untold. Doing Psychoanalysis in Tehran connects the tales, spoken and unstated, that standard Iranians inform approximately their lives sooner than their hour is up.

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