"Rouhollah Zarei presents a compelling case for the inclusion of Jungian and Post-Jungian perspectives in literary criticism alongside other psychoanalytic traditions. He is greatly aided in this by his careful reading and deep knowledge of both Jung and other post-Jungian authors. But the favour is gracefully returned. Our very understanding of archetypal theory has to change after reading this fine and original application to Poe. Literature transforms psychology just as emphatically as psychology informs literature."
- Andrew Samuels, Professor of Analytical Psychology and Jungian Studies, University of Essex, UK
Edgar Allan Poe: An Archetypal Reading by Rouhollah Zarei
This book takes the confident critical stance of resisting being limited by a singular--Jungian–-approach, even though this would have been a convenient, even expected, route to take. Instead, Poe is studied from an archetypal perspective. This approach is also used to deal with symbols in a framework, but the structure is more extensive because it attempts to address symbols not as symptoms in pathological cases but as normal phenomena in life.
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