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The Essential Jung: Selected Writings Introduced by Anthony Storr

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Overview

This volume presents the essentials of Jung's thought in his own words. To familiarize readers with the ideas for which Jung is best known, the British psychiatrist and writer Anthony Storr has selected extracts from Jung's writings that pinpoint his many original contributions and relate the development of his thought to his biography. Dr. Storr has prefaced each extract with explanatory notes. These notes link the extracts, and with Dr. Storr's introduction, they show the progress and coherence of Jung's ideas, including such concepts as the collective unconscious, the archetypes, introversion and extroversion, individuation, and Jung's view of integration as the goal of the development of the personality.

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Editorial Reviews

Virginia Quarterly Review
This is the best introductory book for the serious reader. Add it to the autobiography and The Freud/Jung Letters and one has the beginning of a lifetime's serious entertainment.
— J. D. O'Hara
The Globe and Mail
This is by far the best introduction to the work and thought of Carl Gustav Jung now available [1983]. I wish it were possible to require that every teacher and critic, cleric and cocktail-party magus who takes the name of Jung upon his tongue should have read Anthony Storr's admirable compilation at least once, for untold misunderstanding and unwarranted assumption would be saved thereby.... Once again, thanks and praise to Anthony Storr, clinical lecturer in psychiatry in the University of Oxford, for a masterly achievement.
— Robertson Davies
The Economist
Dr. Anthony Storr has undertaken the formidable task of selecting essential extracts from the huge outpouring of Jung. . . . He starts well with a lively and succinct introduction. . . . The book is then neatly compartmentalized into the main stages of Jung's thought.
The Sunday Times
A commentary that is admirably clear and unfailingly level in its tone.
The Globe and Mail - Robertson Davies
This is by far the best introduction to the work and thought of Carl Gustav Jung now available [1983]. I wish it were possible to require that every teacher and critic, cleric and cocktail-party magus who takes the name of Jung upon his tongue should have read Anthony Storr's admirable compilation at least once, for untold misunderstanding and unwarranted assumption would be saved thereby.... Once again, thanks and praise to Anthony Storr, clinical lecturer in psychiatry in the University of Oxford, for a masterly achievement.
Virginia Quarterly Review - J.D. O'Hara
This is the best introductory book for the serious reader. Add it to the autobiography and The Freud/Jung Letters and one has the beginning of a lifetime's serious entertainment.
Virginia Quarterly Review - J. D. O'Hara
This is the best introductory book for the serious reader. Add it to the autobiography and The Freud/Jung Letters and one has the beginning of a lifetime's serious entertainment.
From the Publisher

"This is by far the best introduction to the work and thought of Carl Gustav Jung now available [1983]. I wish it were possible to require that every teacher and critic, cleric and cocktail-party magus who takes the name of Jung upon his tongue should have read Anthony Storr's admirable compilation at least once, for untold misunderstanding and unwarranted assumption would be saved thereby.... Once again, thanks and praise to Anthony Storr, clinical lecturer in psychiatry in the University of Oxford, for a masterly achievement."--Robertson Davies, The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

"This is the best introductory book for the serious reader. Add it to the autobiography and The Freud/Jung Letters and one has the beginning of a lifetime's serious entertainment."--J. D. O'Hara, Virginia Quarterly Review

"A lively and succinct introduction."--The Economist

"A commentary that is admirably clear and unfailingly level in its tone."--The Sunday Times

"Dr. Anthony Storr has undertaken the formidable task of selecting essential extracts from the huge outpouring of Jung. . . . He starts well with a lively and succinct introduction. . . . The book is then neatly compartmentalized into the main stages of Jung's thought."--The Economist

Virginia Quarterly Review
This is the best introductory book for the serious reader. Add it to the autobiography and The Freud/Jung Letters and one has the beginning of a lifetime's serious entertainment.
— J. D. O'Hara
The Economist
Anthony Storr has undertaken the formidable task of selecting essential extracts from the huge outpouring of Jung. . . . He starts well with a lively and succinct introduction. . . . The book is then neatly compartmentalized into the main stages of Jung's thought.
Virginia Quarterly Review - J. D. O'Hara

This is the best introductory book for the serious reader. Add it to the autobiography and The Freud/Jung Letters and one has the beginning of a lifetime's serious entertainment.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780691029351
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • Publication date: 12/14/1999
  • Edition description: Updated
  • Pages: 456
  • Sales rank: 1,402,942
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 1.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Note on the Text 9
Preface 11
Introduction 13
Pt. 1 Jung's Early Work 29
Pt. 2 Jung's Involvement with Freud and His Divergence from Freud's Theories 45
Pt. 3 The Development of the Idea of the Collective Unconscious and of Archetypes 65
Pt. 4 Archetypes: Shadow; Anima; Animus; the Persona; the Old Wise Man 87
Pt. 5 Psychological Types and the Self-regulating Psyche 129
Pt. 6 The Development of the Individual 191
Pt. 7 Integration, Wholeness, and the Self 229
Pt. 8 Self and Opposites: God and the Problem of Evil 299
Pt. 9 Unus Mundus and Synchronicity 331
Pt. 10 Man and His Future 349
Chronology of Jung's Life and Work 405
Glossary 413
Bibliography 427
Index 437
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