This book is Volume Four in a new series titled Archetypes of the Collective Unconscious: Reflecting American Culture Through Literature and Art. (See right for links to the other volumes.)

About the series: Images and symbols, what Carl Jung called archetypes, reflect the inner recesses of our personal and collective soul. They inhabit the art, literature, and media of our time and deeply influence how we live our lives. This impressive series of four anthologies containing poetry, fiction, photographs, and drawings was conceived by Jeremy P. Tarcher and edited by therapist and author Mark Robert Waldman. Philip Dunn and Manuela Dunn Mascetti of the Book Laboratory have designed each volume with 50 full-color illustrations. Psychology, culture, and spirituality come together in a fruitful and fascinating dialogue about the American spirit in all of its enchanting and infuriating mystery and paradox.

About this volume: Lover: Embracing the Passionate Heart, with an introduction by Robert A. Johnson, probes the breadths and depths of this powerful archetype with selections that range from childhood experiences and adolescent fantasies to adult marriages and the ever-present yearning for intimacies that go beyond the romantic ideal. Stimulating pieces here include poetry by Emily Dickinson, a short story by O. Henry, and a description of a kiss by William Sansom.