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Post-Jungian Psychology and the Short Stories… by Steve Gronert Ellerhoff


  • Series: Research in Analytical Psychology and Jungian Studies
  • Hardcover: 236 pages
  • Publisher: Routledge (March 17, 2016)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1138937304
  • ISBN-13: 978-1138937307


Today we are recommending another book in the Routledge series: „Post-Jungian Psychology and the Short Stories of Ray Bradbury and Kurt Vonnegut” by Steve Gronert Ellerhoff who is a scholar and writer of fiction. In this book, he explores short stories by Ray Bradbury and Kurt Vonnegut, written between 1943 and 1968, with a post-Jungian approach. Drawing upon archetypal theories of myth from Joseph Campbell, James Hillman and their forbearer C. G. Jung, Ellerhoff demonstrates how short fiction follows archetypal patterns that can illuminate our understanding of the authors, their times, and their culture. In practice, a post-Jungian ‘mythodology’ is shown to yield great insights for the literary criticism of short fiction.

Post-Jungian Psychology and the Short Stories…

Steve Gronert Ellerhoff, PhD is a graduate of the Creative Writing MA at Lancaster University, and he also holds an MPhil in Literatures of the Americas and a PhD in English from Trinity College, Dublin. Currently, along with Philip Coleman of Trinity College, Dublin, he is co-editing George Saunders: Critical Essays, the first book-length work of criticism on the author. A scholar and writer of fiction, his literary efforts include Time’s Laughingstocks and Tales from the Internet, a story collection. Another novel, The Hedgehog’s Dilemma, is forthcoming. 

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