Wilmette, Ill. : Chiron Publications, c1991.
xv, 159 p.; 23 cm
Jung believed that great literature compensates for collective psychic imbalance, either by offering alternatives or by reflecting the imbalance. In this study, Snider explores Jung's theories by focusing on a wide selection of Western literature. Included are chapters on Merlin as he was portrayed by Victorian authors, Swinburne's Tristram of Lyonesse, Virginia Woolfs Orlando and The Waves, The Member of the Wedding and Clock Without Hands by Carson McCullers, Oscar Wilde's The Picture of Dorian Gray, and the poetry of W. H. Auden.
LibraryThing member scottcholstad
I've had the pleasure of knowing Clifton Snider for decades, literally, and he's a great guy, a good soul, an extremely gifted poet, and in the case of this book -- which I first got and read many, many years ago right after it was published -- he proves that he's also a gifted writer and critic, and as I found out, someone who knows Jung better than many people I've known. I have read and re-read this book several times, and while it's a "niche" book, if you have any interest in this area, I couldn't recommend it more.
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