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1st Edition

The Freud/Jung Letters

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ISBN 9780415119825
Published January 5, 1995 by Routledge
734 Pages

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Book Description

Unavailable for many years the famous Freud/Jung Letters are now back in print. As historical documents the letters reflect the early struggles of Freud and Jung in gaining acceptance for analysis.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.


No one interested in the history of our century can afford to miss their correspondence. - Michael Fordham, Journal of Analytic Psychology

This correspondence brings more reality and detail to balance the myth-making without detracting from the drama of mutual live that moved on to hesitations and deceptions gradually to turn step by step into disillusionment, hatred and bitterness ... William McGuire's editing has made the volume into a useful source-book for study of the early history of psychoanalysis. - Michael Fordham, Journal of Analytic Psychology