Jung: A Biography

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  • Paperback
  • 928 pages
  • Jung: A Biography
  • Deirdre Bair
  • English
  • 16 December 2018
  • 0316159387

About the Author: Deirdre Bair

DEIRDRE BAIR received the National Book Award for Samuel Beckett A Biography Her biographies of Simone de Beauvoir and Carl Jung were finalists for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and the Simone de Beauvoir biography was chosen by The New York Times as a Best Book of the Year Her biographies of Ana s Nin and Saul Steinberg were both New York Times Notable Books Her most recent book is Al Capone His Life, Legacy, and Legend.



      Jung: A Biography
This authoritative biography reveals the untold truth about Jung s secret work for the Allies during World War II, his controversial affair with one of his patients, and the contents of his private papers, as well as never before published photos. Read Jung: A Biography – johndore.co.uk

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10 thoughts on “ Jung: A Biography

  1. Kressel Housman says:

    Normally, I don t write book reviews until after I ve finished the book, but when a book is over 500 pages long and dense with information, I do status updates as mini reviews The things that impress me at the beginning of a book may not be the same at the end, but I don t want to forget anything This is a biography of Jung, and I was drawn to it because it addresses Jung s Nazi past, claiming that he was not a really a Nazi sympathizer, but an American spy But I m not up to that part yet I Normally, I don t write book reviews until after I ve finished the book, but when a book is over 500 pages long and dense with information, I do status updates as mini reviews The things that impress me at the beginning of a book may not be the same at the end, but I don t want to forget anything This is a biography of Jung, and I was drawn to it because it addresses Jung s Nazi past, claiming that he was not a really a Nazi sympa...

  2. Erik Graff says:

    This is a detailed biography of Carl Gustav Jung, founder of analytical psychology, not an exposition of his theoretical development There s a lot of name dropping, particularly of his colleagues, professional acquaintances and analysands, not much insight into his central beliefs The one notable exception, however, is as regards his attitudes about race, the Jewish race especially, given the allegations that he was anti Semitic or pro Nazi.On the matter of race, and on the equally controver This is a detailed biography of Carl Gustav Jung, founder of analytical psychology, not an exposition of his theoretical development There s a lot of name dropping, particularly of his colleagues, professional acquaintances and analysands, not muc...

  3. Aaron Wolfson says:

    A wonderfully thorough and balanced portrait of an immensely complex man Walt Whitman, with your contradictions and multitudes Jung is the proof of your pudding And Deirdre Bair serves that pudding up as a scrumptious and filling dish.My one major concern with the book is that it doesn t delve as deeply into Jung s psychology as I d have liked Perhaps I ve been spoiled by recently reading James Gleick s meticulous scientific treatment of Richard Feynman s life Genius The Life and Science o A wonderfully thorough and balanced portrait of an immensely complex man Walt Whitman, with your contradictions and multitudes Jung is the proof of your pudding And Deirdre Bair serves that pudding up as a scrumptious and filling dish.My one major concern with the book is that it doesn t delve as deeply into Jung s psychology as I d have liked Perhaps I ve been spoiled by recently reading James Gleick s meticulous scientific treatment of Richard Feynman s life Genius The Life and Science of Richard Feynman This book, in contrast, is heavier on the purely bio...

  4. Ladiibbug says:

    BiographyWhat a big disappointment I spent lots of time researching to find the best book about Jung, by the most qualified biographer writer Despite the author s sterling credentials, and a wasted week of reading the 640 pages the rest being notes and an index , for the most part, I still don t have a clue about 1 Jung s thought processes about the collective unconscious , how he arrived at his conclusions about introvert extrovert types, what he thought about an individual s unconscious m BiographyWhat a big disappointment I spent lots of time researching to find the best book about Jung, by the most qualified biographer writer Despite the author s sterling credentials, and a wasted week of reading the 640 pages the rest being notes and an index , for the most part, I still don t have a clue about 1 Jung s thought processes about the collective unconscious , how he arrived at his conclusions about introvert extrovert types, what he thought about an individual s unconscious min...

  5. Clif says:

    I got through it.A good biography offers insight into the times as well as the subject This account leaves the man isolated from events World War 1 passes almost without notice and World War 2 comes and goes without much disturbance beyond problems with the mail and rationing while living a life in isolation in Switzerland All the while this association or that is being formed around Jung, the leadership of each bickering about the purpose of the group and all hoping to find favor with Jung.I I got through it.A good biography offers insight into the times as well as the subject This account leaves the man isolated from events World War 1 passes almost without notice and World War 2 comes and goes without much disturbance beyond problems with the mail and rationing while living a life in isolation in Switzerland All the while this association or that is being formed around Jung, the leadership of each bickering about the purpose of the group and all hoping to find favor with Jung.In short, Jung becomes famous, analyzes a great many people onl...

  6. D.S. West says:

    I didn t finish Bair s biography of Jung My surrender should say nothing about the quality of Bair s research it s a doozy I got as far as 300 ish pages before the breadth of names, concepts, and aside biographies context to help the reader understand Jung s environment convinced me I d have to devotetime to finish the book I m eager to move on to other texts, so Bair and I will have to part company prematurely I did get far enough in to see Jung through middle age I would have I didn t finish Bair s biography of Jung My surrender should say nothing about the quality of Bair s research it s a doozy I got as far as 300 ish pages before the breadth of names, concepts, and aside biographies context to help the reader understand Jung s environment convinced me I d have to devotetime to finish the book I m eager to move on to other texts, ...

  7. John says:

    A thoroughly researched and for the most part well written biography Bair did tend to go too heavily into the machination of the Psychoanalytical Clubs Her in depth delving into the politics of the writing and publications of Jung s so called autobiography did veer off into the realm of the mind...

  8. Elizabeth says:

    This is a fascinating look at a complicated man Deidre Bair has managed to show him as a flawed man whose curiosity helped him create psychology as we know it His relationships are fraught with difficulty He is inconsistent and hates criticism He is constantly searching for the connection between our interior world and the exterior world of both mythology and dreams.The description of getting Memories, Dreams, Reflections published will resonate with anyone who has worked in publishing Th This is a fascinating look at a complicated man Deidre Bair has managed to show him as a flawed man whose curiosity helped him create psychology as we know it His relationships are fraught with difficulty He is inconsistent and hates criticism He is constantly searching for the connection between our interior world and...

  9. Jamie says:

    Bair gives a great exhaustive history of Jung s life, but as a psych minded person, I wish she would have doneon going into the theories which Jung created and how his personal life lead to the development of the collective unconscious, archetypes, etc She goes intodetail on Jung s interest in alchemy but mainly as it created and destroyed some of his close relationships Learningabout Jung and all of his nuances as a very private man who couldn t help but self promote relentl Bair gives a great exhaustive history of Jung s life, but as a psych minded person, I wish she would have doneon going into the theories which Jung created and how his personal life lead to the development of the collective unconscious, archetypes, etc She goes intodetail on Jung s interest in alchemy but mainly as it created and destroyed some of his close relationships Learningabout Jung and all of his nuances as a very private man who couldn t help but self prom...