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Murphy and the three Giants: Beckett, Bion, Jung
Journal Title: STUDI JUNGHIANI 
Author/s: Eleonora Caponi 
Year:  2011 Issue: 34 Language: Italian 
Pages:  17 Pg. 21-37 FullText PDF:  219 KB
DOI:  10.3280/JUN2011-034002
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In this work the author compares the contributions of three great figures of culture: Samuel Beckett. Wilfred Bion and Carl Gustav Jung. These three men truly ha the opportunity to meet and this promoted a mutual contamination of the ideas and personality of each. The author approaches in a critical manner the experience that Beckett underwent during his analysis with Bion and emphasizes the meeting they both had with Jung, which took place in 1935, on the occasion of a renowned conference at the Tavistock Clinici in London. Starting from Beckett’s novel Murphy, in which the influence of psychoanalysis on the writer’s life is evident, the author presents a series of points to reflect on in line with Jung’s thought, who reminds us that «the artist in a higher sense is "man", and "collective man", bearer and representative of human’s unconscious psychic life».
Keywords: Psychoanalysis and Literature, creativity, theatre, psychosis, mother, projective identification

Eleonora Caponi, Murphy and the three Giants: Beckett, Bion, Jung in "STUDI JUNGHIANI" 34/2011, pp. 21-37, DOI:10.3280/JUN2011-034002

   

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