Labyrinths by Catrine Clay audiobook

Labyrinths: Emma Jung, Her Marriage to Carl, and the Early Years of Psychoanalysis

By Catrine Clay
Read by Karen Cass

HarperAudio, HarperCollins 9780062245120

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781441723604

  • ISBN: 9781441723642

  • ISBN: 9781441723680

Runtime: 11.20 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

 A sensational, eye-opening account of Emma Jung’s complex marriage to Carl Gustav Jung and the hitherto unknown role she played in the early years of the psychoanalytic movement.

Clever and ambitious, Emma Jung yearned to study the natural sciences at the University of Zurich. But the strict rules of proper Swiss society at the beginning of the twentieth century dictated that a woman of Emma’s stature—one of the richest heiresses in Switzerland—travel to Paris to "finish" her education, to prepare for marriage to a suitable man.

Engaged to the son of one of her father’s wealthy business colleagues, Emma’s conventional and predictable life was upended when she met Carl Jung. The son of a penniless pastor working as an assistant physician in an insane asylum, Jung dazzled Emma with his intelligence, confidence, and good looks. More important, he offered her freedom from the confines of a traditional haute-bourgeois life. But Emma did not know that Jung’s charisma masked a dark interior—fostered by a strange, isolated childhood and the sexual abuse he’d suffered as a boy—as well as a compulsive philandering that would threaten their marriage.

Using letters, family interviews, and rich, never-before-published archival material, Catrine Clay illuminates the Jungs’ unorthodox marriage and explores how it shaped—and was shaped by—the scandalous new movement of psychoanalysis. Most important, Clay reveals how Carl Jung could never have achieved what he did without Emma supporting him through his private torments. The Emma that emerges in the pages of Labyrinths is a strong, brilliant woman, who, with her husband’s encouragement, becomes a successful analyst in her own right.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Clay’s book is a warm-hearted tribute to Emma’s wisdom and tenacity.” Sunday Times (London)
“Clay navigates the maze-like story with perspicacity and ease…Gripping.” Observer (London)
“Clay remains a clear, unostentatious narrator…Emma’s voice—as well as her insight and daring—is loud and clear.” Daily Telegraph (London)
“With its imagery and dramatic tenor, this is a tale within which Jung himself would find many psychoanalytic riches.” Publishers Weekly
“Clay’s Emma was every bit the firebrand innovator Carl was, though without his psychoses and dramatic bravado, making her a real icon and this a compelling and significant biography.” Booklist
“Sympathetic, carefully researched…A sensitive biography of a woman whose emotional and intellectual strengths were the ballast of her marriage and family.” Kirkus Reviews
“Karen Cass’ studious and crisp narration guides listeners through the complexities of Emma Jung’s marriage to Carl Jung, the eminent psychologist.” AudioFile

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Author

Author Bio: Catrine Clay

Author Bio: Catrine Clay

Catrine Clay has worked for the BBC for over twenty years, directing and producing award-winning television documentaries. She won the International Documentary Award, the Golden Spire for Best History Documentary, and was nominated for a BAFTA. She is the author of King, Kaiser, Tsar and Trautmann’s Journey, which won the Best Sports Biography of the Year, and was runner-up in the William Hill Sports Book Prize.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 11.20
Audience: Adult
Language: English