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When the Birds Stopped Singing: Living with the Wounds of War: Personal Essays Paperback – August 16, 2014
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About the Author
Clemens Loew is a Psychotherapist and Co-Founder & Co-Director of the National Institute for the Psychotherapies.
His most recent book is "When the Birds Stopped Singing: Living with the Wounds of War: Personal Essays."
In addition to his psychotherapeutic practice, Clemens Loew is an accomplished sculptor, photographer and writer. His understanding of the creative process is integral to his treatment of creative and interpretive artists.
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While written from the hand of a senior psychoanalyst, it still manages to portray the hopes, feelings and desires of a very fearful and brave young child. Loew has somehow found a way to vividly capture an almost unbearably poignant history; there is a sensuousness and stunning attention to detail. You can almost taste and smell the aroma in the author’s memories.
Loew brings us an engrossing, even compelling story of perseverance, triumph, and how the power of deep attachment and love are able to overcome seemingly overwhelming obstacles. Looking to balance his need to fit in and be accepted, while at the same time stand out and be known for who he really is, he takes us on a fascinating journey. Loew is engaged in both a perennial search for the father he never knew, as well as extensive travels to understand his place in life, the world, and events that made him who he is.
“When the Birds Stop Singing” is a masterful, brave, heart rendering read. Told with sensitivity, it beautifully captures Loew’s reflections on the arc of an extraordinary life
A lyrical collection of memoir pieces. His remembrances of his
Mother and of his early years of survival are for me the most
Haunting. In the title essay "When the birds stopped singing"
And the essay titled "The Apron", he movingly reconnects with
His mother and the little boy long gone.
Dr Loew, a child of war torn Europe embraces the American
Way with great gusto and curiosity and takes us on his private
Ride through life.
In writing this memoir the author rediscovers his past, reaffirming the
Meaning of his life and celebrating the relationships that have
Colored it so brightly.
A wonderfully memorable read
'When the Birds Stopped Singing' is a Survivors recollections of a time and events that leave us saddened and, at times, at a loss to understand certain human behaviors.
Ultimately though it is a story of family, of perseverance and of the human connection and it's critical role in our evolution.
A tribute to Clemens Loew and a life well lived!