Jung for Beginners
by Jon Platania
This book introduces the reader to Carl Gustav Jung's place in the history of the psychoanalytic tradition. The structure of the human psyche, the functions of the personality, and the dynamic of the archetypes are presented in a comprehensive yet easily accessible style. "Innovative . . . serious and properly researched . . . "--Times Diary. Speaking tours.
Paperback, 153 pages
Published February 1st 1997 by Writers & Readers Publishing
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I forgot about this series of books, but I happened to be in an ACTUAL BOOKSTORE. I saw this book and decided to support my local bookseller. Freud for Beginners is one of my all time favorite books (for the hilarious drawings and fascinating, gripping content), and my interest in Jung was peaked by the movie A Dangerous Method. There is no hot Jung sex scenes like in the movie, but there is a funny drawing of Freud and Jung as gay lovers in a leather club. And I did learn a lot about Jung, alth...more
Great book. Jung is fascinating to say the least. After reading this I'm definitely going to press forward and try some of Jung's own works. This book gave a great overview of Jung's life and beliefs, and I'd recommend it to anyone who is interest in Jung, but overwhelmed by the thought of plunging into something written by him. Read this and then you'll know if that is worth your time.