The New Red Book

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Pardon the pun, but who knew C.G. Jung was a talented rubricator? From 1914 to 1930, the famous psychologist worked on what he believed would be his greatest work, The Red Book. The topic was psychotherapy, and he illustrated the volume with more than 200 illuminated pages, paintings and calligraphy.

 

Alas, it remained unpublished and unknown to all but a few devout followers. Until yesterday. W.W. Norton & Co. published a 404-page facsimile edition and translation of Jung’s magnum opus, complete with color illustrations that the publisher likens to a “Book of Hours.” According to the publisher’s website and Amazon.com, the book, which retails for $195, is already out of stock.

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