Soul and death. An interpretation, from the perspective of analytical psychology, of Ivan S. Turgenev’s tale - Klara Milic This is the author’s interpretation, in accordance to an analytical psychological model, of one of Turgenev’s novels, which was written just before his death. In synthesis the novel tells the story of a young man, lacking the attributes and totally incapable of dealing with life’s adversities, who meets the "fatal woman", who is nothing but the projection of his unconscious feminine soul. This image is the fruit of his distorted perception of real woman and his denial to confront the woman component inside himself. This extreme behaviour creates an archetypical image of woman, of "eternal femininity", to the point where this destroys him.
Parole chiave: Coscienza maschile, principio femminile, archetipo, Anima, complesso autonomo, psicosi.
Key words: Male conscience, feminine principle, archetype, Anima, autonomous complex, psychosis.