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The Resource Anima and Africa : Jungian essays on psyche, land, and literature, Matthew A. Fike, (electronic book)

Anima and Africa : Jungian essays on psyche, land, and literature, Matthew A. Fike, (electronic book)

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Anima and Africa : Jungian essays on psyche, land, and literature
Title
Anima and Africa
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Jungian essays on psyche, land, and literature
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Matthew A. Fike
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Language
eng
Summary
C. G. Jung understood the anima in a wide variety of ways but especially as a multifaceted archetype and as a field of energy. In Anima and Africa: Jungian Essays on Psyche, Land, and Literature, Matthew A. Fike uses these principles to analyze male characters in well-known British, American, and African fiction. Jung wrote frequently about the Kore (maiden, matron, crone) and the "stages of eroticism" (Eve, Mary, Helen, Sophia). The feminine principle's many aspects resonate throughout the study and are emphasized in the opening chapters on Ernest Hemingway, Henry Rider Haggard, and Olive Schreiner. The anima-as-field can be "tapped" just as the collective unconscious can be reached through nekyia or descent. These processes are discussed in the middle chapters on novels by Laurens van der Post, Doris Lessing, and J. M. Coetzee. The final chapters emphasize the anima's role in political/colonial dysfunction in novels by Barbara Kingsolver, Chinua Achebe/Nadine Gordimer, and Aphra Behn. Anima and Africa applies Jung's African journeys to literary texts, explores his interest in Haggard, and provides fresh insights into van der Post's late novels. The study discovers Lessing's use of Jung's autobiography, deepens the scholarship on Coetzee's use of Faust, and explores the anima's relationship to the personal and collective shadow. It will be essential reading for academics and scholars of Jungian and post-Jungian studies, literary studies, and postcolonial studies, and will also appeal to analytical psychologists and Jungian psychotherapists in practice and in training
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Fike, Matthew
Dewey number
155.2644
Index
no index present
LC call number
BF109.J8
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Jungian psychology
  • Psychology and literature
  • Anima (Psychoanalysis)
  • Men in literature
  • African fiction (English)
  • English fiction
  • American fiction
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specialized
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Anima and Africa : Jungian essays on psyche, land, and literature, Matthew A. Fike, (electronic book)
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online resource
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text
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rdacontent
Contents
<p>Introduction 1. Ernest Hemingway's Francis Macomber in "God's country" 2. The anima's many faces in Henry Rider Haggard's <i>She</i> 3. The anima and psychic fragmentation in Olive Scheiner's <i>The Story of an African Farm </i>4. "The reality of the singular": Anima and <i>unus mundus</i> in Laurens van der Post's <i>A Story Like the Wind</i> and <i>A Far-Off Place</i> 5. "We are all sailors": C. G. Jung's <i>Memories, Dreams, Reflections </i>and Doris Lessing's <i>Briefing for a Descent into Hell </i>6. "Not a bad man but not good either": The anima and individuation in J. M. Coetzee's <i>Disgrace</i> 7. "The eyes in the trees are watching": The anima and feminine agency in Barbara Kingsolver's <i>The Poisonwood Bible 8. </i>Mother is not supreme: The anima and (post)colonial strife in Chinua Achebe's <i>Things Fall Apart</i> and Nadine Gordimer's <i>July's People</i> 9. The anima and shadow dynamics in Aphra Behn's <i>Oroonoko</i> 263</p>
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AH32467051
Extent
188 pages
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electronic
Governing access note
After 5 minutes Preview, click on &#x32;Request Access&#x33;, fill in a form with your details. If triggered, the book will be loaned and tied to the one user for 1 week, during which time users can read or download as they choose. 4th user request triggers auto-purchase
Isbn
9780415786836
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(hbk) :
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Anima and Africa : Jungian essays on psyche, land, and literature, Matthew A. Fike, (electronic book)
Publication
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
<p>Introduction 1. Ernest Hemingway's Francis Macomber in "God's country" 2. The anima's many faces in Henry Rider Haggard's <i>She</i> 3. The anima and psychic fragmentation in Olive Scheiner's <i>The Story of an African Farm </i>4. "The reality of the singular": Anima and <i>unus mundus</i> in Laurens van der Post's <i>A Story Like the Wind</i> and <i>A Far-Off Place</i> 5. "We are all sailors": C. G. Jung's <i>Memories, Dreams, Reflections </i>and Doris Lessing's <i>Briefing for a Descent into Hell </i>6. "Not a bad man but not good either": The anima and individuation in J. M. Coetzee's <i>Disgrace</i> 7. "The eyes in the trees are watching": The anima and feminine agency in Barbara Kingsolver's <i>The Poisonwood Bible 8. </i>Mother is not supreme: The anima and (post)colonial strife in Chinua Achebe's <i>Things Fall Apart</i> and Nadine Gordimer's <i>July's People</i> 9. The anima and shadow dynamics in Aphra Behn's <i>Oroonoko</i> 263</p>
Control code
AH32467051
Extent
188 pages
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
After 5 minutes Preview, click on &#x32;Request Access&#x33;, fill in a form with your details. If triggered, the book will be loaned and tied to the one user for 1 week, during which time users can read or download as they choose. 4th user request triggers auto-purchase
Isbn
9780415786836
Isbn Type
(hbk) :
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Specific material designation
remote

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