Customer Service | Help | FAQ | PEP-Easy | Report a Data Error | About
Tip: To search for a specific phrase…

PEP-Web Tip of the Day

Did you write an article’s title and the article did not appear in the search results? Or do you want to find a specific phrase within the article? Go to the Search section and write the title or phrase surrounded by quotations marks in the “Search for Words or Phrases in Context” area.

For the complete list of tips, see PEP-Web Tips on the PEP-Web support page.

Paulsen, L. (1984). Jaffé, A. (Ed.) Word and Image. Princeton University Press. 1979. Pp. 238.. J. Anal. Psychol., 29(2):202-203.

(1984). Journal of Analytical Psychology, 29(2):202-203

Jaffé, A. (Ed.) Word and Image. Princeton University Press. 1979. Pp. 238.

Review by:
Lola Paulsen

Word and Image is, like all Bollingen Publications, an immaculate and luxurious volume. It has been published in hard and paperback in equal (rather formidable) format. It contains the material which formed the 1975 memorial exhibition arranged at the Helmshause in Zürich, Basel and Bern to mark the centenary of Jung's birth (26th July). In a foreword Aniela Jaffe draws attention to the different requirements of an exhibition and a pictorial volume. Some material shown at the exhibition had to be replaced by different items.

The quotations that make up a good part of the text of this volume are taken chiefly from Jung's Memories, Dreams, Reflections; from letters, and from passages of the Collected Works. The book also contains a small number of texts which have not been published before. The texts as well as some reproductions of Jung's own impressive paintings of landscapes and pictorial ‘reflections’ from the unconscious make an accomplished document which will be gratefully received and valued by different people for different reasons—and not only ‘reasons’.

What one is looking for, finding or missing depends on such circumstances as, for instance, whether you have known Jung personally, whether his deep, guttural Swiss voice reproduces itself spontaneously in your mind and ear when you read certain passages; whether you remember Jung as middle-aged, old or very old. Or, on the other hand, whether you open this volume in order to get to know Jung more intimately, understand him more completely, having known him previously only through his Collected Works.

Having to review Words and Image I conscientiously went through its pages from cover to cover, which is in fact not the best way of appreciating it.

[This is a summary or excerpt from the full text of the book or article. The full text of the document is available to subscribers.]

Copyright © 2019, Psychoanalytic Electronic Publishing, ISSN 2472-6982 Customer Service | Help | FAQ | Download PEP Bibliography | Report a Data Error | About

WARNING! This text is printed for personal use. It is copyright to the journal in which it originally appeared. It is illegal to redistribute it in any form.