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 power. In Anima and Africa: Jungian Essays on Psyche, Land, and Literature, Matthew A. Fike makes use of those rules to research male characters in recognized 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 during the examine and are emphasised within the commencing chapters on Ernest Hemingway, Henry Rider Haggard, and Olive Schreiner. The anima-as-field will be "tapped" simply because the collective subconscious should be reached via nekyia or descent. those strategies are mentioned within the center chapters on novels by means of Laurens van der publish, 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 offers clean insights into van der Post’s overdue novels. The research discovers Lessing’s use of Jung’s autobiography, deepens the scholarship on Coetzee’s use of Faust, and explores the anima’s dating to the private and collective shadow. It will be crucial analyzing for lecturers and students of Jungian and post-Jungian experiences, literary reviews, and postcolonial stories, and also will attract analytical psychologists and Jungian psychotherapists in perform and in training.
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