Love's Story Told
Life of Henry A. Murray
By (author) Forrest G. Robinson
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Love's Story Told by Forrest G. Robinson
Book DescriptionAt the centre and source of Murray's well-known work on personality was his tumultuous affair with Christiana Morgan, a young protege of Carl Jung. Forrest Robinson at last tells the story of how this liaison, conducted in secret over 40 years, everywhere energized and informed Murray's public career. Searching out the private man as well as the public figure, this biography follows Murray through his discoveries and triumphs as a pioneer in the field of clinical psychology, a co-founder of Harvard's Psychological Clinic, a co-inventor with Christiana Morgan of the Thematic Apperception Test, and a biographer of Herman Melville. Murray's fascination with Melville's troubled genius, his wartime experiences in the O.S.S., and his close friendship with Lewis Mumford and Conrad Aiken all come to the fore in this reconstruction of a life, the distillation of hundreds of interviews and extensive personal and archival records. And always, at the heart of this story, Robinson finds Murray's highly erotic and mystical relationship with Christiana, an affair at once life-affirming and tragic, fraught with contradictions and dissonances that Murray himself never fully grasped. By exploring these hidden places in the psyche, Robinson completes the complex picture that this prominent man presented to the public.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780674539280
(235mm x 155mm x 37mm)
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 1-Oct-1992
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Forrest G. Robinson
Cambridge Companion to Mark Twain, Paperback (May 1995)
These essays examine Twain from a wide variety of critical perspectives, and include timely reflections by major critics on the hotly debated dynamics of race and slavery perceptible throughout his writing.
In Bad Faith, Paperback (May 1992)» View all books by Forrest G. Robinson
"Bad faith" as the author calls the dissonance between what we profess to believe, how we act and how we interpret our own behaviour, is more than a theme in Mark Twain. Robinson shows that Twain's view of man's social nature can be traced to an awareness of the deceits at the core of his culture.
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Author Biography - Forrest G. Robinson
Forrest G. Robinson is Professor of American Studies at the University of California, Santa Cruz.
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