Deirdre Bair has been a literary journalist and university professor of comparative literature and culture. She has held fellowships from the Guggenheim and Rockefeller Foundations, the Bunting Institute of Radcliffe College, and the C.G. Jung Foundation of New York. She lives in Connecticut.
'She has produced an insightful biography.' SUNDAY TELEGRAPH'Bair's previous biographies of Samuel Beckett and Simone de Beavoir have shown her skill in analysing the tensions in long-standing relationships. This expertise is evident again in her handling of the marriage of the Jungs.' GUARDIAN'Bair's painstaking but cool portrait is intellectually brilliant, innovative.' IRISH TIMES'Bair's material is rarely less than complex and it threatens at times to become explosive, yet she inspires confidence throughout.' LITERARY REVIEW'Bair has done for her subject what Jung tried to do for humankind: as it was put in MEMORIES, DREAMS, REFLECTIONS, "to kindle a light in the darkness of mere being."' SUNDAY HERALD'Bair's Jung is a big book about a big man Dierdre Bair proves how impossible to ignore CG Jung was.' GLASGOW HERALD'Bair's account strives for balance a dense and perhaps therefore an ephemeral contribution to the reader's state of knowledge.' FINANCIAL TIMES'Bair's book is a mighty work and one that will certainly stand the test of time.' SUNDAY TRIBUNE