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. 16 pages of illustrations. "Compelling....Hayman captures...the extraordinary charisma of his subject."--Newsday "Likely to become the standard biography of the revolutionary psychoanalyst."--Kirkus Reviews starred review
 

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A polished, highly professional biography of Jung that covers all the personal and intellectual bases, as well as demystifying his more rarified theories, from Hayman (Thomas Mann, 1995, etc ... Read full review

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Swiss psychiatrist Jung (1875-1961) lived creatively, grandly, and sometimes irresponsibly. Spiritual, mystical, and at times schizoid, he brought us archetypes, the collective unconscious ... Read full 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 has authored numerous internationally acclaimed biographies, including works on Friedrich Nietzsche, Jean-Paul Sartre, Marcel Proust, Sylvia Plath, and Thomas Mann. He lives in London.

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