Amor and Psyche : the psychic development of the feminine : a commentary on the tale by Apuleius

by Apuleius.,

Other authorsErich Neumann
Book, 1956

Status

Available

Call number

WS

Call number

WS

Publication

[Princeton, N.J.] : Princeton University Press, 1971, c1956.

Original publication date

1952

Physical description

181 p.; 21 cm

Local notes

The renowned tale of Amor and Psyche, from Apuleius's second-century Latin novel The Golden Ass, is one of the most charming fragments of classical literature. Neumann chose it as the exemplar of an unusual study of feminine psychology. Unfolding the spiritual and mythical background of the pagan narrative, he shows how the contest between the mortal maid Psyche and the great goddess Aphrodite over the god Amor--Aphrodite's son, Psyche's husband--yields surprising and valuable insights into the psychic life of women.

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LibraryThing member justmeRosalie
ROSALIE said: "A book that somehow stirs memories in my brain, this one needs to be read for a class, I think, or discussed with someone who is reading it for a class. It covers the evolution of the feminine psyche through myth and stories of Psyche, Aphrodite and...more A book that somehow stirs memories in my brain, this one needs to be read for a class, I think, or discussed with someone who is reading it for a class. It covers the evolution of the feminine psyche through myth and stories of Psyche, Aphrodite and others. Over half the book is discussion of all this, but even that was a struggle for me to get through on my own. Perhaps I'm just not patient enough.… (more)

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