Ego Readings vs. Reading for Psyche

Martinez, Inez
January 2009
Journal of Jungian Scholarly Studies;2009, Vol. 5 Issue 2, p1
Academic Journal
The article presents an analysis on the differences between ego readings and reading for psyche in reference to the Jungian psychology. It defines ego readings as people read with rigid ego boundaries that ignore one's self from the unconscious imaginative literature contents. It also explains "The Mysterious Stranger" book of Mark Twain. Furthermore, it is noted that literary criticism in the academic perspectives is specifically hobbled from reading for psyche. It encourages to teach literature to read for psyche at high school and college levels that work against readers learning.


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