"In an era when historical facts concerning Jung are often presented and interpreted from a biased and prejudicial perspective, it is refreshing to read Bill Schoenl's scholarship is solid. He gives us glimpses of Jung, the man, a human being with strengths and weaknesses; then, having presented the facts, he has the good sense to allow the facts to speak for themselves. We, who are interested in Jung, are fortunate to have scholars like Schoenl who invite us to draw our own conclusions."—Mary Loomis, Jungian analyst
This is a fascinating story, told here for the first time in detail, of Jung's friendships with Mary Mellon and J. B. Priestley. Mary Mellon was the founder of the Bollingen Series, which published Jung's Collected Works in English, and the wife of the famous American philanthropist Paul Mellon. J. B. Priestley was a well-known British author and journalist who interviewed Jung several times for the BBC. Both admired Jung and helped make his psychology known and recognized throughout the world. In this book, which uses the letters to trace the course of these two friendships, we get a glimpse of Jung the man, with "nose and ears," as his son Franz said of him--a remarkable genius but also a man with ordinary human strivings and flaws.