MEMORIES, DREAMS, REFLECTIONS by C. G. Jung

MEMORIES, DREAMS, REFLECTIONS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

In his later years, C. G. Jung sums up the meaning of his life in the light of his own psychological researches, partly in conversations recorded, amplified and edited by his secretary and partly in chapters written by himself on ""Childhood and Youth"", a trip to Kenya and Uganda, ""Life after Death"", and ""Late Thoughts"". The influence he ascribes to manifestations of the unconscious on his own inner development, on the turning-points of his career, and on his theoretic affirmations will inevitably tend to widen the rift between him and those who see the unconscious chiefly as the repository of repressed instincts. To those open to his concept of the fruitful interaction of the conscious and unconscious, the book, especially the account of his dreams during his nearly fatal illness in 1944, will be of tremendous interest. The writing is simple and direct and makes easy reading wherever the subject permits. The translation is excellent. Certainly for initiates, a classic confession from a psychoanalytic pioneer whose concepts have been largely displaced in modern therapeutic application, but whose stature remains undiminished.

Pub Date: May 3rd, 1963
ISBN: 0679723951
Publisher: Pantheon