Freud and Jung: Years of Friendship, Years of Loss

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"One evening years after the rupture between Freud and Jung, the Swiss psychiatrist C. A. Meier spent an hour alone with Freud in his study at Berggasse 19. "There was one topic of conversation," Meier remembered. "Jung. Freud was full of questions about Jung, about his family, his life and what he was doing. Every conceivable question," Meier said. "Because he still cared." Meier would find the same anguish in Jung. "He didn't like to talk about Freud
because it was so painful." Another Swiss analyst agreed. "The wound was always there, it never healed. It was a tragedy." The hours that Freud and Jung had spent in Freud's dim and quiet study lay in the past.

The long ordeal of Freud and Jung was reminder and more that some piece of the human psyche was beyond comprehension. The moment when the world's first analysts, unable to alleviate their pain, played with stones at the edge of a dry lakeshore or stood for hours before the statue of an angry prophet, bore witness to the intransigent mystery of the human spirit. That mystery was the terrible beauty of the psyche, and they lived it, Freud and Jung, alone."

- from Freud and Jung

Previously published by Charles Scribner's Sons

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About the Author:

A doctoral candidate in clinical psychology when she began researching the friendship between Freud and Jung, Linda Donn graduated from Barnard College and studied at the Sorbonne. She has published a second work of nonfiction, The Roosevelt Cousins, (Alfred A. Knopf) and the novel The Little Balloonist (Dutton and Co.).  Ms. Donn is currently finishing another novel, Himalaya/Dreams.

From Library Journal:

After three years' research, Donn (a doctoral student at the New School for Social Research) not only examines the conflicted relationship between Freud and Jung but crafts a thoughtful, lucid double biography. Though generous with background material on the private lives and professional hurdles of these two geniuses, Donn concentrates on weaving quotes from letters and interviews (e.g., with son Franz Jung) into an emotional tale of friendship and schism. More accessible than similar titles, the text humanizes its subjects (Freud jokingly calls his patients a "batch of nuts," and Jung admits to fearing Freud's confidences). A worthy addition to larger psychology/psychiatry collections. Janice Arenofsky, formerly with Arizona State Lib., Phoenix
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