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The Essential Jung: Selected Writings by Anthony Storr
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Being a layman, but having been interested in "these matters" for four decades, I found this book to be quite simply excellent as an introduction or overview of the works of this great thinker, this psychiatrist/psychologist/philosopher. I only regret I did not start seriously reading Jung earlier. Very good division into main themes to make it easier, and good introductions and selection of paragraphs. A couple of the "middle" chapters on Self and Alchemy were a bit difficult, but why shouldn't it be? The closing chapter on Man and His Future is a masterpiece of combining psychiatry and philosophy with humanism and view on politics and man*s destiny and what is needed in order to survive… Read more
Memories, Dreams, Reflections (Flamingo) by C. G. Jung
26 of 27 people found the following review helpful
I am an amateur into the world of psychology / psychiatry / Jung. I read psychology half a year as an introductory course at entering University. After that, I have from time to time read occational books and articles. So I am an amateur and not at all qualified at talking too much about this subject.
But - this meeting with Jung and his world has left - and is going to leave - a lasting impact on me. I have ordered more books by him, so this one proved to be a good starting point. It gives you a glimpse into a real remarkable mind and man. Humble, doing as good as he could he says, someone else might have done better, but he did what he managed to. Now that is one of history's… Read more
Stories from Latin America: Historias de Latinoamé&hellip by Genevieve Barlow
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
While the Spanish Storis counterpart was just about the dullest book I have ever read, this is quite the opposite - a collection of great and interesting stories. Perhaps above all, because they have included Indian stories in it, so you get both the Latin culture and the original one as well. No problems in reading the Spanish text, and if a word or two should be problematic, you have the English text as a reference. Useful variation of verb forms to make you see how and when they whould be used.
Quite simply a good book for as little money as a book can be bought for.