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Rey, J.H. (1963). Freud and Psycho-analysis, by C. G. Jung, translated by R. F. C. Hull. Collected Works, 4, Bollingen Series, No. XX. London, Routledge and Kegan Paul. 37s. 6d. New York, Pantheon, 1961. pp. xii + 376.. J. Anal. Psychol., 8(2):175-181.
(1963). Journal of Analytical Psychology, 8(2):175-181
Freud and Psycho-analysis, by C. G. Jung, translated by R. F. C. Hull. Collected Works, 4, Bollingen Series, No. XX. London, Routledge and Kegan Paul. 37s. 6d. New York, Pantheon, 1961. pp. xii + 376.
Review by: J. H. Rey
In this volume are collected a number of papers on Freud and psycho-analysis. They are grouped into four parts. Part I comprises papers up to 1912, which are concerned with the exposition of the findings of Freud and other psycho-analysts and criticism of the critics of psycho-analysis. Parts II and III contain papers criticizing Freud and his findings and expressing Jung's own views. Part II includes a lengthy paper on “The Theory of Psychoanalysis” which was delivered, originally, as a series of lectures at Fordham University, New York, in September 1912. Part IV includes more later papers and, for further discussion, it is important to note the dates. One paper, “The Significance of the Father in the Destiny of the Individual”, was originally written in 1908 and was extensively revised in 1949. “Freud and Jung: Contrasts” appeared in 1929, and the introduction to a book by W. M. Kranefeldt in 1930. These dates are important in judging whether or not Jung had taken into account the development of psycho-analysis when he wrote or rewrote these papers.
In attempting to produce a review of this book I struggled with it for many hours before deciding that it was simply not possible to write a condensed, impersonal, and scientific account of it. Therefore it seems fair to state that the reviewer is a psychoanalyst with Kleinian interests, who has also attempted to keep in touch with Jungian writings.
My difficulty is due to the fact that when it seemed that I had understood what Jung thought or meant at a certain point, I found I had to start all over again after reading the next paragraph, the next page, or the next paper. In fact, I was often reminded of a game that I used to play as a child called the “ferret game”. It consisted in spotting who was the holder of a ring passed quickly along a string from person to person by a circle
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