Saturday, February 13, 2021

Swimming vs. Drowning

…the author fell back on the well-known consultation James Joyce had with Carl Jung with regard to Joyce’s schizophrenically ill daughter. Jung explained about the loosening of associations in the disease, to which Joyce replied that this precisely was what he did in his writing. To which Jung replied, “Yes, but you are swimming in it; your daughter is drowning.” 

 —Robert W. Rieber and Maurice Green, The Psychopathy of Everyday Life 

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