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Jay Sherry Sees Jung as an Avant-Garde Conservative (BOOK REVIEW)

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By contrast, Jung characterizes Germans as having roots.

 

But our human ancestors were hunter-gatherers, before they became farmer and established roots in certain places.

 

So if Jung's idea of a collective unconscious is valid, then all of us are carrying collective-unconscious memories of our hunter-gather ancestors as well as of our farmer ancestors.

 

In conclusion, Dr. Sherry has written a superb scholarly account of Jung's life and work, contextualizing his thought in the relevant thought of his times. Dr. Sherry's book nicely complements Lawrence Friedman's book The Lives of Erich From: Love's Prophet (2013).

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Thomas James Farrell is professor emeritus of writing studies at the University of Minnesota Duluth (UMD). He started teaching at UMD in Fall 1987, and he retired from UMD at the end of May 2009. He was born in 1944. He holds three degrees from Saint Louis University (SLU): B.A. in English, 1966; M.A.(T) in English 1968; Ph.D.in higher education, 1974. On May 16, 1969, the editors of the SLU student newspaper named him Man of the Year, an honor customarily conferred on an administrator or a faculty member, not on a graduate student -- nor on a woman up to that time. He is the proud author of the book (more...)
 

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