Murphy and the three Giants: Beckett, Bion, Jung

Author/s Eleonora Caponi
Publishing Year 2012 Issue 2011/34
Language Italian Pages 17 P. 21-37 File size 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 e i tre giganti: Beckett, Bion e Jung in "STUDI JUNGHIANI" 34/2011, pp 21-37, DOI: 10.3280/JUN2011-034002