Ring of Power; Symbols and Themes, Love vs Power in Wagner's Ring Cycle and in Us. A Jungian Feminist Perspective.
York Beach, ME: Nicolas-Hays, Inc., 1999. Softcover. Octavo. xviii + 246 pp. Glossy printed wrappers; frontis, b&w illustrations, index, glossary, discography. From the publisher's blurb: "Best-selling author and Jungian analyst Jean Shinoda Bolen's vivid grasp of the story and the characters in "The Ring of Niebelung" brings Richard Wagner's mythic four-opera cycle to life. The Ring Cycle has a hold on our imagination like no other operatic work because it is archetypal and has the power of myth as well as music to reverberate in the psyche. As in her acclaimed "Goddesses in Everywoman" and "Gods in Everyman" Bolen shows how myth illuminates psychology, and more - Ring of Power goes beyond the psychology of the individual, revealing dysfunctional families and patriarchal institutions." Very light rubbing & wear to wrappers. Otherwise, a tight and clean VG+ copy. Item #36058