Jung abandoned Freud's theory to found his own system of Analytical psychology. As Freud's influence has waned over the years, Jung's ideas - the collective unconscious, the archetypal myths underpinning all societies, synchronocity, "new age" spirituality & much more - have achieved an overwhelming ascendancy. Bair addresses the myths about Jung - accusations that he was an anti- Semite and a misogynist and that he falsified data - with evidence from his own writings & from those of his colleagues & former patients. The result is groundbreaking & accessible.
Deirdre Bair has been a literary journalist and university professor of comparative literature and culture. She has held fellowships from the Guggenheim and Rockefeller Foundations, the Bunting Institute of Radcliffe College, and the C.G. Jung Foundation of New York. She lives in Connecticut.