Lot #156
Carl Jung Typed Letter Signed

On a film adaptation of his work—"My mind doesn't function along these modern ways, but I could imagine that a fertile and dramatising mind could get the necessary kick out of my peculiar way of looking at things"
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Estimate: $2500+

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On a film adaptation of his work—"My mind doesn't function along these modern ways, but I could imagine that a fertile and dramatising mind could get the necessary kick out of my peculiar way of looking at things"

TLS signed “C. G. Jung,” one page, 8.25 x 11.75, personal letterhead, February 1, 1949. Letter to P. M. Shankland from Short Film Production at Hamburg's Zonal Office Information Services, in full: "Your proposition is indeed most interesting, but it will be equally difficult to translate such a thing as my ESSAYS ON CONTEMPORARY EVENTS into the language of the film. I must confess that I have not the slightest imagination in this respect. What I think I would do would be: I should give my little book to a number of better-class writers that are interested in the film and I should even start a competition among them in order to see what kind of dramatic phantasies they develop while reading the Essays. My mind doesn't function along these modern ways, but I could imagine that a fertile and dramatising mind could get the necessary kick out of my peculiar way of looking at things. I'm going to hand your letter around among my colleagues here and if something turns up that might be of use to you I will let you know." In fine condition, with some tiny stains, and three files, along the left edge.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts, Ft. Science & Tech
  • Dates: #622 - Ended December 08, 2021





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