Labyrinths

Emma Jung, Her Marriage to Carl, and the Early Years of Psychoanalysis
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Product Number: DD29435
Released: Nov 08, 2016
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ISBN: #9781441723604
Narrator/s: Karen Cass
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A sensational, eye-opening account of Emma Jung's complex marriage to Carl Gustav Jung and the hitherto unknown role she played in the early years of the psychoanalytic movement. Clever and ambitious, Emma Jung yearned to study the natural sciences at the University of Zurich. But the strict rules of proper Swiss society at the beginning of the twentieth century dictated that a woman of Emma's stature—one of the richest heiresses in Switzerland—travel to Paris to "finish" her education, to prepare for marriage to a suitable man. Engaged to the son of one of her father's wealthy business colleagues, Emma's conventional and predictable life was upended when she met Carl Jung. The son of a penniless pastor working as an assistant physician in an insane asylum, Jung dazzled Emma with his intelligence, confidence, and good looks. More important, he offered her freedom from the confines of a traditional haute-bourgeois life. But Emma did not know that Jung's charisma masked a dark interior—fostered by a strange, isolated childhood and the sexual abuse he'd suffered as a boy—as well as a compulsive philandering that would threaten their marriage. Using letters, family interviews, and rich, never-before-published archival material, Catrine Clay illuminates the Jungs' unorthodox marriage and explores how it shaped—and was shaped by—the scandalous new movement of psychoanalysis. Most important, Clay reveals how Carl Jung could never have achieved what he did without Emma supporting him through his private torments. The Emma that emerges in the pages of Labyrinths is a strong, brilliant woman, who, with her husband's encouragement, becomes a successful analyst in her own right.

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Author(s): Catrine Clay
Narrator(s): Karen Cass
Product Number Z100117179
Released: Nov 08, 2016
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ISBN: #9780062651198
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Author(s): Catrine Clay
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Released: Nov 08, 2016
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Professional reviews

"Karen Cass's studious and crisp narration guides listeners through the complexities of Emma Jung's marriage to Carl Jung, the eminent psychologist. The intersection of the institution of marriage and the practice of psychoanalysis during the early twentieth century provides the engaging premise for Clay's exhaustive account. Emma's role isn't merely dutiful; her partnership with Carl is rooted in intellect as Carl becomes a sought-after public academic in the era of Freud--with whom Carl eventually has a falling out. This is an invaluable historical document on personal and professional relationships in the human environment. S.P.C. © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine"

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