The Life of Jung

The Life of Jung

by Ronald Hayman


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"[M]eticulously researched...judicious....intelligently illuminates the private life Jung deliberately veiled in shadow."—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. Ronald Hayman neither ignores Jung's faults nor exaggerates them in investigating the most crucial paradoxes surrounding this enigmatic figure. Hailed by Anthony Storr as "the best biography of Jung," Hayman's work is "all the more effective for its detached tone that perfectly puts in proportion Jung's cruel, brilliant and crazy schemes" (The Times [London]). Impeccably researched and written with notable objectivity, A Life of Jung offers a rare insight into how Jung's revolutionary ideas grew out of his own extraordinary experiences. "Compelling....Hayman captures...the extraordinary charisma of his subject."—Newsday "Likely to become the standard biography of the revolutionary psychoanalyst."—Kirkus Reviews, starred review

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393323221
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 06/01/2002
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 560
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

Ronald Hayman has authored numerous internationally acclaimed biographies, including works on Friedrich Nietzsche, Jean-Paul Sartre, Marcel Proust, Sylvia Plath, and Thomas Mann. He lives in London.

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