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Author Bair, Deirdre.

Title Jung : a biography / Deirdre Bair
Edition First edition
Published New York : Little, Brown, 2003


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Description xiii, 881 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm
Contents Introduction: Faint clews and indirections -- How the Jungs became Swiss -- "Pastor's Carl" -- Unconventional possibilities -- Unadmitted doubt, unadmitted worry -- "Timidly proper with women" -- "Something unconsciously fateful...was bound to happen" -- "Who is the boss in this hospital?" -- Divorce/force, choice/pain -- Vocatus atque non vocatus, Deus aderit -- "...Like my twin brother" -- Poetry -- America -- Solar phallus man -- "Family philosopher" -- "Unsuited to the position" -- Kreuzlingen gesture -- "My self/myself" -- "Psychologically minded" persons -- "Work of a snob and a mystic" -- Prelude and starting points -- Second half of life -- Bollingen -- "This analytical powder magazine" -- Bugishu psychological expedition -- "Professor" Jung -- Unconventional analytic hours -- "Dangerously famous" -- "Pretty grueling time" -- Falling afoul of history -- Rooted in our soil -- Agent 488 -- Visions of 1944 -- "Carl Jung, re: Subversive activities" -- Jungian University -- "Why men had to quarrel and leave" -- "Memory of a vanishing world" -- Gathering Jung for the future -- "I am as I am, an ungrateful autobiographer!" -- "Icy stillness of death" -- Epilogue: the "so-called autobiography"
Summary "One of the most influential thinkers of our time, Carl Gustav Jung has profoundly touched virtually all aspects of our modern culture, including medicine, religion, philosophy, literature, art, and, of course, the ever-evolving field of psychoanalysis. Born in Switzerland in 1875, this son of a poor country parson and his troubled wife would by the end of his life become an iconic figure, his vast body of writings and teachings known the world over. Through his pioneering theories of personality and the unconscious, Jung is responsible for many terms we now consider common: the archetype and the collective unconscious, introvert and extravert, anima and animus, synchronicity and individuation, and even New Age spirituality."
"Jung was Sigmund Freud's "crown prince," handpicked by the elder father of psychoanalysis to become the first president of the International Psychoanalytic Association in 1910. However, in 1914 Jung abandoned Freud's theory to found his own system of analytical psychology. As Freud's influence has waned over the years, Jung's ideas - about dream interpretation, about the integration of the psyche as the goal of personal development, about the common roots of all human mythologies - have achieved an overwhelming ascendancy."
"Drawing on unprecedented access to private archives, restricted interviews, analytic diaries, and early drafts of Jung's own writings, Bair addresses accusations and separates fact from myth and misconception, revealing surprising discoveries about Jung's personal and professional life. We learn the truth about Jung's role as "Agent 488," working for the U.S. government during World War II; about his relationships with the women in his life; and about the actual content of the papers that purportedly proved his scientific malfeasance."--BOOK JACKET
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references : pages 649-851
Subject Jung, C. G. (Carl Gustav), 1875-1961.
Psychoanalysts -- Switzerland -- Biography.
Jungian Theory -- history.
Psychoanalysis -- history.
Genre/Form Biographie (Descripteur de forme).
Biographie (Descripteur de forme)
LC no. 2003047472
ISBN 0316076651 alkaline paper
0316159387 paperback