The Resource On Psychological and Visionary Art: Notes from C. G. Jung's Lecture on Gerard de Nerval's Aurelia, C. G. Jung, edited by Craig E. Stephenson

On Psychological and Visionary Art: Notes from C. G. Jung's Lecture on Gerard de Nerval's Aurelia, C. G. Jung, edited by Craig E. Stephenson

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On Psychological and Visionary Art: Notes from C. G. Jung's Lecture on Gerard de Nerval's Aurelia
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On Psychological and Visionary Art: Notes from C. G. Jung's Lecture on Gerard de Nerval's Aurelia
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C. G. Jung, edited by Craig E. Stephenson
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  • eng
  • eng
Summary
In 1945, at the end of the Second World War and after a long illness, C. G. Jung delivered a lecture in Zürich on the French Romantic poet Gérard de Nerval. The lecture focused on Nerval’s visionary memoir, Aurélia, which the poet wrote in an ambivalent attempt to emerge from madness. Published here for the first time, Jung’s lecture is both a cautionary psychological tale and a validation of Nerval’s visionary experience as a genuine encounter.Nerval explored the irrational with lucidity and exquisite craft. He privileged the subjective imagination as a way of fathoming the divine to reconnect with what the Romantics called the life principle. During the years of his greatest creativity, he suffered from madness and was institutionalized eight times. Contrasting an orthodox psychoanalytic interpretation with his own synthetic approach to the unconscious, Jung explains why Nerval was unable to make use of his visionary experiences in his own life. At the same time, Jung emphasizes the validity of Nerval’s visions, differentiating the psychology of a work of art from the psychology of the artist. The lecture suggests how Jung’s own experiments with active imagination influenced his reading of Nerval’s Aurélia as a parallel text to his own Red Book.With Craig Stephenson’s authoritative introduction, Richard Sieburth’s award-winning translation of Aurélia, and Alfred Kubin’s haunting illustrations to the text, and featuring Jung’s reading marginalia, preliminary notes, and revisions to a 1942 lecture, On Psychological and Visionary Art documents the stages of Jung’s creative process as he responds to an essential Romantic text
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Craig E. Stephenson is a Jungian analyst in private practice. His books include Anteros: A Forgotten Myth and Possession: Jung’s Comparative Anatomy of the Psyche.
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Jung, C. G
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PQ2260.G36
LC item number
Z74 2015
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  • Stephenson, Craig E.
  • De Gruyter
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Philemon Foundation Series
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  • Literature and mental illness
  • Psychology in literature
  • Symbolism (Psychology)
  • Symbolism in literature
  • Französische Literatur
  • Literature and mental illness
  • Psychiatry, Psychotherapy
  • Psychology in literature
  • Psychology
  • Social Sciences
  • Symbolism (Psychology)
  • Symbolism in literature
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On Psychological and Visionary Art: Notes from C. G. Jung's Lecture on Gerard de Nerval's Aurelia, C. G. Jung, edited by Craig E. Stephenson
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text
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txt
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  • FOUR. Minutes of the discussion following the 1945 Lecture
  • FIVE. Jung’s Notes to the 1942 Lecture Gérard de Nerval’s Aurélia
  • SIX. Jung’s First Notes on Aurélia, 1942
  • SEVEN. Aurélia, or dream and Life
  • References
  • Index
  • Backmatter
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Illustrations
  • Acknowledgments
  • Permissions
  • ONE. Introduction
  • TWO. Jung’s Abstract on Nerval from The Symbolic Life (Collected Works, Volume 18)
  • THREE. Lecture on Gérard de Nerval
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1 online resource(240 p.)
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online
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9781400873470
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
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10.1515/9781400873470
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illustrations.
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remote
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  • (DE-B1597)459999
  • (OCoLC)984688400
  • (DE-B1597)9781400873470
Label
On Psychological and Visionary Art: Notes from C. G. Jung's Lecture on Gerard de Nerval's Aurelia, C. G. Jung, edited by Craig E. Stephenson
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
online resource
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cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • FOUR. Minutes of the discussion following the 1945 Lecture
  • FIVE. Jung’s Notes to the 1942 Lecture Gérard de Nerval’s Aurélia
  • SIX. Jung’s First Notes on Aurélia, 1942
  • SEVEN. Aurélia, or dream and Life
  • References
  • Index
  • Backmatter
  • Frontmatter
  • Contents
  • Illustrations
  • Acknowledgments
  • Permissions
  • ONE. Introduction
  • TWO. Jung’s Abstract on Nerval from The Symbolic Life (Collected Works, Volume 18)
  • THREE. Lecture on Gérard de Nerval
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource(240 p.)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781400873470
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
10.1515/9781400873470
Other physical details
illustrations.
Reformatting quality
not applicable
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (DE-B1597)459999
  • (OCoLC)984688400
  • (DE-B1597)9781400873470

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