A Life of Jung

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W. W. Norton & Company, 2002 - Biography & Autobiography - 522 pages
Carl Jung was one of the world's most influential psychoanalysts. With the exception of Freud, who chose him as the first president of the International Psychoanalytic Association, no psychologist has achieved more. Previous biographers have either made Jung an idol or condemned him for his failings. Ronald Hayman neither ignores Jung's faults nor exaggerates them in investigating the most crucial paradoxes surrounding this enigmatic figure. Hailed by Anthony Storr as "the best biography of Jung," Hayman's work is "all the more effective for its detached tone that perfectly puts in proportion Jung's cruel, brilliant and crazy schemes" (The Times [London]). Impeccably researched and written with notable objectivity, A Life of Jung offers a rare insight into how Jung's revolutionary ideas grew out of his own extraordinary experiences. "Compelling....Hayman captures...the extraordinary charisma of his subject."--Newsday "Likely to become the standard biography of the revolutionary psychoanalyst."--Kirkus Reviews, starred review
 

Contents

Bursting Out
3
A Cannibal Jesus
6
Such a Wicked Thought
17
The Geology of the Person
30
Magnetic Passes
40
Lunatic Asylum
52
Wearing a Cardboard Collar
62
Moon People
72
Tangible Silence
249
Darkfaced Men
256
Negotiating with Heaven
271
His Magic Wand
282
The Purity of Divine Dirt
298
Hitler Is a Medicine Man
308
This Jewish Gospel
317
The Thieves Were Redeemers
331

Lusty Stallion
81
Ardent Freudian
96
Lakeside House
110
Our Psychoanalytical Flag
118
Sleepless Nights
131
Enough Women
141
Giving His Throne Away
155
Creative Illness
173
The Woman Inside Me
182
Preaching to the Dead
190
The Importance of Going Astray
203
Cooking in the Rain
217
There Is Greatness in You
233
The Incompetent Mind of the Masses
339
The German Psychosis
357
Trinity + Devil Quaternity
366
What Happens After Death
379
Call Me C G
388
Jesus and Satan Are Brothers
402
She Was a Queen
419
Mythification and Auntification
434
When You Come to the Other Side
445
Notes
451
Bibliography
503
Index
511
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Ronald Hayman was born in Bournemouth and grew up in a hotel there. After studying English at St Paul's and Trinity Hall in Cambridge, Hayman went to drama school in London. While there, he began working as an actor in repertory theatre and in television. Hayman's first play, The End of an Uncle, was produced in 1959. In 1967, after directing plays by Genet, Goldoni, and Brecht at the Arts Theatre, Stratford East and Welwyn Garden City, Hayman started writing books and broadcasting. Then, in his book Hitler and Geli, Hayman explored the remarkable, yet relatively obscure, story of the affair between Adolf Hitler and his young niece Geli Raubal, who died under mysterious circumstances. Some of Hayman's other works include exposes on Samuel Beckett, Harold Pinter and Arthur Miller, and biographies of Sylvia Plath, Jean-Paul Sartre, the Marquis de Sade, and Tennessee Williams.

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