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A Life of Jung

A Life of Jung

A Life of Jung

By Ronald Hayman

"Compelling....Hayman captures...the extraordinary charisma of his subject."—Newsday

"Likely to become the standard biography of the revolutionary psychoanalyst."—Kirkus Reviews, starred review

"[M]eticulously researched...judicious....intelligently illuminates the private life Jung deliberately veiled in shadow."—The New York Times Book Review

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.

This "rounded, provocative, and revealing portrait of an extraordinary man and his extraordinarily influential ideas" (Washington Post Book World) neither ignores Jung's faults nor exaggerates them in investigating the most crucial paradoxes surrounding this enigmatic figure. "[C]aptur[ing] ... the extraordinary charisma of his subject" (Newsday), Ronald Hayman's impeccably researched work is "all the more effective for its detached tone that perfectly puts in proportion Jung's cruel, brilliant and crazy schemes" (The [London] Times). "Likely to become the standard biography of the revolutionary psychoanalyst" (Kirkus Reviews, starred review), A Life of Jung offers a rare insight into how Jung's revolutionary ideas grew out of his own extraordinary experiences.

561 pages
W.W. Norton & Company; Reprint edition, 2002
5.5 x 1.4 x 8.2 inches
ISBN 9780393323221
Biography, Psychology 

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