Despair

LITERARY REMEDIES & BOOKS ON DESPAIR

 

Don’t' despair. Here's a prescription of beautiful prose to help you look at life differently and know that even though life may be difficult right now, tough times always pass; and you will find your silver lining soon.

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The Days of Abandonment (Fiction) by Elena Ferrante

 

"When you don't know how to keep a man you lose everything." Being left for another woman, this novel's central character, an Italian woman, comes to terms with the absence of her husband whilst caring for 2 little children. A national bestseller in Italy, the book details the devastating impact of losing her husband on her sense of identity, her life going forward and the emptiness with which she must carry on. Whilst a short read, Elena Ferrante takes the reader on a powerful journey, allowing him/her to truly connect and immerse themselves in the emotional experience of this Italian woman. 

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Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair by 

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A big hello and thank you for reading! Passionate about literature, psychology, and life I launched Book Therapy as an alternative form of therapy using the power of literature. I create reading lists/personalised book prescriptions based on your individual needs, this is my signature personalised reading service. You can also check out Book Therapy’s other free reading lists and A- Z of book prescriptions (covering both fiction and non-fiction). These suggest books based on your existing life situation (e.g. anxiety, job change, relationship heartache) as well as interests (e.g memoir, historical fiction, non-fiction, crime etc). There’s also a Children’s A — Z of Book Prescriptions. Feel free to check out the blog for more literary gems. There’s also a post on my personal story of how I entered the world of bibliotherapy and book curation. And if you’d like to connect, email me at bijal@booktherapy.io or www.booktherapy.io.

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