Jung as a Writer
By (author) Susan Rowland
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Jung as a Writer by Susan Rowland
Book DescriptionJung as a Writer traces a relationship between Jung and literature by analysing his texts using the methodology of literary theory. This investigation serves to illuminate the literary nature of Jung's writing in order to shed new light on his psychology and its relationship with literature as a cultural practice. Jung employed literary devices throughout his writing, including direct and indirect argument, anecdote, fantasy, myth, epic, textual analysis and metaphor. Susan Rowland examines Jung's use of literary techniques in several of his works, including Anima and Animus, On the Nature of the Psyche, Psychology and Alchemy and Synchronicity and describes Jung's need for literature in order to capture in writing his ideas about the unconscious. Jung as a Writer succeeds in demonstrating Jung's contribution to literary and cultural theory in autobiography, gender studies, postmodernism, feminism, deconstruction and hermeneutics and concludes by giving a new culturally-orientated Jungian criticism. The application of literary theory to Jung's works provides a new perspective on Jungian Psychology that will be of interest to anyone involved in the study of Jung, Psychoanalysis, literary theory and cultural studies.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781583919026
(234mm x 156mm x 18mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 12-May-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Susan Rowland
C. G. Jung in the Humanities, Paperback (July 2010)
Presents an analysis of the significance of Swiss psychiatrist C G Jung's work to the humanities. This book reveals the secrets of the creative psyche, and explores how the individual fits into the social and psychological collective.
Psyche and the Arts, Paperback (May 2008)» View all books by Susan Rowland
Challenges ideas about the relationship between Jung and art, and offers various dimensions to key issues such as the role of image in popular culture, and the division of psyche and matter in art form. This book shows how Jungian ideas can work with the arts to illuminate both psychological theory and aesthetic response.
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