Title Amor and Psyche: The Psychic Development of the Feminine
Binding Trade Papeback
Book Condition Near Fine
Edition 3rd Printing of Princeton/Bollingen Edn
Size 8vo -- 8 in Tall
Publisher Princeton, N.J. Princeton University/Bollingen 1971
0691017727 / 9780691017723
Seller ID 009796
181 pp. Close to new, light vertical crease near spine. Text clean.Subtitle: A Commentary on the Tale by Apuleius. Book presents the classical tale of Aphrodite's jealousy of the beautiful mortal Psyche, then appends a detailed analysis by Neumann, a Jungian disciple. First published in German in 1952, translated here by Ralph Manheim.
The renowned tale of Amor and Psyche, from Apuleius's second-century Latin novel "The Golden Ass," is one of the most charming fragments of classical literature. Neumann chose it as the exemplar of an unusual study of feminine psychology. Unfolding the spiritual and mythical background of the pagan narrative, he shows how the contest between the mortal maid Psyche and the great goddess Aphrodite over the god Amor--Aphrodite's son, Psyche's husband--yields surprising and valuable insights into the psychic life of women.
Psychology. Classical. Mythology. Gods.