Internal Conflict in Nineteenth-century Literature: Reading the Jungian Shadow” examines the genealogy of the Jungian shadow in Romantic and post-Romantic literature. Ştefan Bolea analyzes the way the crisis of identity in nineteenth-century literature prefigures our contemporary “inner discord” by means of the philosophy of literature, combining literary criticism with psychoanalytical phenomenology. This book provides a deep analysis of the connection between this “inner discord” and the century that brought us industrialization, nationalism, modernity, and the unconscious by comparing Jung’s theory of the shadow with Nietzche’s and Cioran’s versions of Antihumanism in a highly interdisciplinary landscape. Scholars of psychology, philosophy, literature, media studies, and history will find this book particularly useful.
Ştefan Bolea is associate lecturer in the Faculty of History and Philosophy at the Babeș-Bolyai University.
Appendix 1. Year Zero. The avant-garde of the Avant-garde
Appendix 2. The 19th Century from Romanticism to Post-Romanticism (chronology)
Appendix 3. The Individuation from the Persona to the Self
Appendix 4. The Moments of the Shadow
Appendix 5. A Note on Archetypology
Appendix 6. The Shadow in Music
We could list here other merits of Internal Conflict ..., but it is not our intention to spoil the reading; we have already revealed enough to outline the originality, the complexity and the value of this authentic investigative and interpretative work.