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Norton
06 October 2020
Ten years after the landmark publication of The Red Book, the most important unpublished work by Carl Gustav Jung appears.
 
In 1913, Jung started a self-experiment that he called his “confrontation with the unconscious”: an engagement with his fantasies, which he charted in a series of notebooks referred to as The Black Books. The Red Book drew on material recorded therein to 1916 but Jung continued to write in them for decades. The Black Books shed light on the elaboration of Jung’s personal cosmology and his attempts to embody insights from his self-investigation into his life and relationships.
 
Magnificently presented, featuring a revelatory essay by Sonu Shamdasani, and both translated and facsimile versions of each notebook, The Black Books offers a unique portal into C. G. Jung’s mind and the origins of analytical psychology.
By:   C. G. Jung
Edited by:   Sonu Shamdasani
Translated by:   Martin Liebscher
Imprint:   Norton
Country of Publication:   United States
Edition:   Slipcased Edition
Dimensions:   Height: 325mm,  Width: 246mm,  Spine: 175mm
Weight:   7.966kg
ISBN:   9780393088649
ISBN 10:   0393088642
Pages:   1648
Publication Date:   06 October 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

C. G. Jung (1875- 1961) was a Swiss psychiatrist and the founder of analytical psychology. Sonu Shamdasani is a professor at University College London. He lives in London. Sonu Shamdasani is a professor at University College London. He lives in London. Sonu Shamdasani is a professor at University College London. He lives in London. John Peck has taught literature at Princeton, Mount Holyoke, Skidmore, and the University of Zurich, and worked as a Jungian analyst in New England for fifteen years. The author of Collected Shorter Poems and Red Strawberry Leaf, he has translated Luigi Zoja, edits for the Philemon Foundation, and lives in Connecticut.

Reviews for The Black Books

[The Black Books] represent the coalface of Jung's introspection, from which he mined and polished his more accessible Red Book.... The Black Books details Jung's visionary encounters with entities such as Phanes the star god, Ha the sorcerer, and Philemon, the wise magician who became Jung's internal guru. -- Phil Baker - Times Literary Supplement


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