Sisyphus : the old stone, a new way : a Jungian approach to midlife crisis

by Verena Kast

Book, 1991



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Einsiedeln : Daimon, 1991.

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Verena Kast refers to Sisyphus as the "myth of the forty-year-olds," who often experience their lot in life to be a Sisyphus task. Are our human efforts all in vain, or is there some meaning to be found? In the end, it is a struggle with death itself.
Dr. Kast interprets everyday events, fairy tales and psychotherapy issues in light of the Sisyphus theme, rendering it a kaleidoscope through which we can look deeply into ourselves.

Verena Kast deals with a problem that also fascinated Nietzsche and Freud. This book is packed with down-to-earth experience, clinical anecdotes, wit and insight. - Murray Stein

Verena Kast was born in Appenzell, Switzerland. She is Professor of Psychology at the University of Zurich, a training analyst at the C. G. Jung Institute and a psychotherapist in private practice. She lectures throughout the world and is the author of numerous successful books on psychological issues, among others, “A Time to Mourn” and “The Nature of Loving.”
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