Academic journal article et Cetera

Jung: A Biography

Academic journal article et Cetera

Jung: A Biography

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Deirdre Bair. Jung: A Biography, Boston: Little Brown, 2003.

Deirdre Bair, author of biographies on Ana'fs Nin and Simone de Beauvoir, offers in this book compelling and solidly researched insights into Carl Jung, a seminal figure in psychology who is responsible for many terms that are now considered common: the archetype, the collective unconscious, introvert and extravert, anima and animus, synchronicity, individuation, and even New Age spirituality. Jung was Sigmund Freud's "crown prince," selected by the father of psychoanalysis to become the first president of the International Psychoanalytic Association in 1910. In 1914, Jung jettisoned Freud's theory to found his own system of analytical psychology.

In her research Bair received unprecedented access to private archives, restricted interviews, analytic diaries, and early drafts of Jung's own writings. With this knowledge she presents well-documented disclosures on a number of topics. For example:

* Many have claimed Jung was a Nazi sympathizer. Bair reveals that he actually analyzed the German mind-set for Allied forces during World War II and prepared reports on the best propaganda appeal to the German people. …

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