'The fascination of Jung is inescapable and van der Post has given us an excellent book - eloquent, learned and most impressive in its evocation of a devilishly provocative man' - The Nation
Laurens van der Post was a long-time friend of Jung and here presents Jung as he knew him: Jung the man, the discoverer and explorer of a new dimension in the human spirit, rather than Jung the psychologist. Calling him a 'universal personality, one of the greatest since the Renaissance', van der Post writes much more than simply a biographical study of Jung.
Jung is a full-scale, unflinching attempt to convey the creative, pioneering greatness of the man and to show how his far-seeing vision has so greatly enlightened and enriched the spiritual poverty of modern man.
“For the first time the whole man is presented to the world. We are made aware not merely of his psychiatric achievement, but of the slow and painful self-development, the humour and warm humanity, the vital relevance to our troubled time, and the essential loneliness of this man of genius. An unforgettable portrait of a great man”