By Matthew A. Fike
C. G. Jung understood the anima in a large choice of how yet in particular as a multifaceted archetype and as a box of strength. In Anima and Africa: Jungian Essays on Psyche, Land, and Literature, Matthew A. Fike makes use of those rules to research male characters in famous British, American, and African fiction.
Jung wrote usually in regards to the Kore (maiden, matron, crone) and the "stages of eroticism" (Eve, Mary, Helen, Sophia). the female principle’s many features resonate through the examine and are emphasised within the establishing chapters on Ernest Hemingway, Henry Rider Haggard, and Olive Schreiner. The anima-as-field could be "tapped" simply because the collective subconscious will be reached via nekyia or descent. those procedures are mentioned within the heart chapters on novels by way of Laurens van der submit, Doris Lessing, and J. M. Coetzee. the ultimate chapters emphasize the anima’s function in political/colonial disorder in novels through Barbara Kingsolver, Chinua Achebe/Nadine Gordimer, and Aphra Behn.
Anima and Africa applies Jung’s African trips to literary texts, explores his curiosity in Haggard, and gives clean insights into van der Post’s overdue novels. The learn discovers Lessing’s use of Jung’s autobiography, deepens the scholarship on Coetzee’s use of Faust, and explores the anima’s courting to the private and collective shadow. It will be crucial examining for lecturers and students of Jungian and post-Jungian experiences, literary experiences, and postcolonial stories, and also will entice analytical psychologists and Jungian psychotherapists in perform and in training.
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