by Anthony Stevens
Past Masters Series, Oxford University Press. 
Republished as an illustrated edition in 2001 in the 
Very Short Introduction Series.
Issued as a Naxos audio book, read by Tim Pigott-Smith (2003)
Publishers Description

Though he was a prolific writer and original thinker of vast erudition, Jung lacked a gift for clear exposition and his ideas are less widely appreciated than they deserve. 

In this concise introduction, Anthony Stevens explains clearly the basic concepts of Jungian psychology: the collective unconscious, complex, archetype, shadow, persona, anima, animus, and the individuation of the Self. He examines Jung's views on such disparate subjects as myth, religion, alchemy, 'synchronicity', and the psychology of gender differences, and he devotes separate chapters to the stages of life, Jung's theory of psychological types, the interpretation of dreams, the practice of Jungian analysis, and the unjust allegation that Jung was a Nazi sympathiser. Finally, he argues that Jung's visionary powers and profound spirituality have helped many to find an alternative set of values to the arid materialism prevailing in Western society.

"Jung's relations with Freud and the contrast between their psychologies form a fascinating backdrop to this accessible, authoritative but, above all, very readable little book." 
Clinical Psychology Forum. 

"A small masterpiece of insight and concision, this volume offers the perfect introduction to one of the twentieth century’s most important thinkers."
Amazon.com Editorial Reviews
"A thoroughly good idea. Snappy, small-format . . . stylish design . . . perfect to pop into your pocket for spare moments." 
Lisa Jardine, The Times.

"This book’s vocabulary would challenge a Ph.D. but Tim Pigott-Smith’s mellow voice achieves perfect pronunciation."
Amazon.com Editorial Reviews

"Probably the best introduction to Jung on the market.... I can’t recommend this one enough."
Amazon.com Customer Reviews

In print. Also available in the following languages:
German: JUNG (Herder, Freiberg, Basel, Wien, 1999);
Rumanian: JUNG (Humanitas, 1996).

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