The Freud/Jung letters; the correspondence between Sigmund Freud and C. G. Jung

by Sigmund Freud

Other authorsC. G. Jung (Author), Ralph Manheim (Translator), R.F.C. Hull (Translator), William McGuire (Editor)
Book, 1974

Status

Available

Call number

APJ

Call number

APJ

Publication

Princeton : Princeton University Press, 1974.

Physical description

xlii, 650 p.; 25 cm

Local notes

As historical documents the letters reflect the early struggles of Freud and Jung in gaining acceptance for analysis. The two exchange candid opinions on their colleagues, plan strategies for the advancement of their cause and, most importantly, share their experiences with patients and with the reading that led them to new scientific realisations. The decline of the correspondence documents Jung's increasing reluctance to accept the entire Freudian code, and the growing bitterness that led them to the mutual decision to end the correspondence and the relationship.
The Freud/Jung Letters reveal two of the twentieth century's greatest minds at work.

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LibraryThing member stevereads
This is a fascinating and extensive conversation by letters between two of the giants of early 20th century psychology. It shows the arc of their relationship from infatuation and idealization to impasse and rejection. Highly recommended for anyone with an interest in the history of psychoanalysis.

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