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30 review for My Sister, My Spouse: A Biography of Lou Andreas-Salomé

  1. 4 out of 5

    Awet Moges

    Decent, comprehensive, detailed, all the usual earmarks a good biography must have. But I was expecting something more esoteric or original, a daring attempt at deciphering the great Muse of intellectuals.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Doron

    Lou story is indeed very interesting and worth the reading. As a biography it is written OK, not more. Still it is recommended to get to know this amazing woman that was ahead of hes time. Also worth reading if you have an interest of Nietzsche or Rilke.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Chloé Coves

    A great window into Lou Andreas Salomé's life. Made me want to know more, and read other now publishef biographies of her as it sometimes feels that the author is a bit biased or rather prudish. A great window into Lou Andreas Salomé's life. Made me want to know more, and read other now publishef biographies of her as it sometimes feels that the author is a bit biased or rather prudish.

  4. 5 out of 5

    Kristine Moore

    This is the definitive book if you want to know more about Lou and was written with such care and dedication. A wonderful book!

  5. 5 out of 5

    Bev Long

    Very easy to read an informative. A quick overview of an extraordinary life. Writer was a bit too star struck imho but it made for a rolling narrative.

  6. 5 out of 5

    lisa_emily

    Surprisingly, I found this book while browsing through the "new" Shakespeare & Co. bookstore in Paris (not the famous one founded by Sylvia Beach). I did not even know that an English-language bio of Lou Andreas-Salome even existed. The book looks like it was self-published in1963, since it does not have a publisher listed. Overall, the bio is straightforward and quite linear, following Andreas-Salome's life; from childhood to death. And it is a remarkable life; Andreas-Salome lived in an extra- Surprisingly, I found this book while browsing through the "new" Shakespeare & Co. bookstore in Paris (not the famous one founded by Sylvia Beach). I did not even know that an English-language bio of Lou Andreas-Salome even existed. The book looks like it was self-published in1963, since it does not have a publisher listed. Overall, the bio is straightforward and quite linear, following Andreas-Salome's life; from childhood to death. And it is a remarkable life; Andreas-Salome lived in an extra-ordinary time when thinkers and artists engaged in a free-exchange of conversations and passions. One could feel very envious of a woman who cavorted with Nietzsche, Rilke, and Freud- to name the illustrious- as well and other doctors, writers, and philosophers. Even her husband, whom she was married until his death, but according to the biography, did not physically consummate her marriage, was an intriguing and brilliant character. Although Andreas-Salome wrote a lot and wrote many letters; her writings do not reveal some of the events in her life. We can get a glimpse of her inner- dialogue, but it is subjective. Peters does take this into account, and he may not be as critical of her actions and consequences as one would like; nevertheless, he does try to present a coherent picture of her

  7. 5 out of 5

    Alan Lindsay

    I'd give the book 3 1/2 stars if that were an option. Anyone interested or even curious about Lou Salome would have to read the book. And her life makes such an intriguing story that even the occasional lapses in prose don't significantly mar the book. It lacks the scholarly rigor of "Frau Lou," but then it's much more readable and a better introduction to the woman's life and work. Chapter 17 alone is worth the whole book, though all the preceding chapters are useful in setting up the first ch I'd give the book 3 1/2 stars if that were an option. Anyone interested or even curious about Lou Salome would have to read the book. And her life makes such an intriguing story that even the occasional lapses in prose don't significantly mar the book. It lacks the scholarly rigor of "Frau Lou," but then it's much more readable and a better introduction to the woman's life and work. Chapter 17 alone is worth the whole book, though all the preceding chapters are useful in setting up the first chapter in the climactic years of the hero's life. There are several of her books I'd like to read, but they are either not available or not easy to get in English or French and I don't read German.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Lark

    Loved this book.

  9. 4 out of 5

    Véronique

    Une des plus belle biographie jamais écrite.

  10. 4 out of 5

    Michel Van Goethem

    My Sister, My Spouse: A Biography of Lou Andreas-Salomé by Heinz Frederick Peters

  11. 4 out of 5

    Banu

  12. 5 out of 5

    Mechi Margalot

  13. 5 out of 5

    Aron van der Beek

  14. 5 out of 5

    Karime

  15. 4 out of 5

    Andrea

  16. 5 out of 5

    Zeke Viegas

  17. 5 out of 5

    Dorine Ruter

  18. 4 out of 5

    Mehnaz Aydemir

  19. 4 out of 5

    Jan

  20. 4 out of 5

    Kellystuart7

  21. 5 out of 5

    Ayşe

  22. 5 out of 5

    Elazar

  23. 5 out of 5

    Iulia Slovenski

  24. 5 out of 5

    Teresa

  25. 5 out of 5

    Ellen IJzerman (Prowisorio)

  26. 4 out of 5

    Carlotta Flisi

  27. 5 out of 5

    Rosanne

  28. 5 out of 5

    Wizzy

  29. 5 out of 5

    Mamen Gil

  30. 5 out of 5

    Maria

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