Lament of the Dead ... Jung's Red Book

Author(s): James Hillman

Popular Psychology

In this book of dialogues, James Hillman and Sonu Shamdasani reassess psychology, history and creativity through the lens of Carl Jung's Red Book. Hillman, the founder of Archetypal Psychology, was one of the most prominent psychologists in America and is widely acknowledged as the most original figure to emerge from Jung's school. Shamdasani, editor and co-translator of Jung's Red Book, is regarded as the leading Jung historian. Hillman and Shamdasani explore a number of the issues in The Red Book - such as our relationship with the dead; the figures of our dreams and fantasies; the nature of creative expression; narrative and storytelling; the legacy of Christianity and our relation to the past - and examine the implications these have for our thinking today.


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This series of transcribed conversations between two eminent scholars provides nuanced and provocative context for Carl Jung's Red Book and its influence on contemporary thinking.... A brilliant collection, evocative of all that is wonderful and strange about Jung's Red Book and about the human psyche itself.

James Hillman (1926 - 2011) was the author of many influential books. Sonu Shamdasani is the author of C.G. Jung: A Biography in Books (ISBN 978 0 393 07367 6). Also available: The Red Book (ISBN 978 0 393 06567 1) and The Red Book Reader's Edition (ISBN 978 0 393 08908 0).

General Fields

  • : 9780393088946
  • : WW Norton & Co
  • : WW Norton & Co
  • : September 2013
  • : United States
  • : September 2013
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : James Hillman
  • : Hardback
  • : 150.1954
  • : 246