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0120170102

The story of Emma Jung, her marriage to Carl and the early years of psychoanalysis.

Emma Jung was clever, ambitious and immensely wealthy, one of the richest heiresses in Switzerland, when she met and fell in love with Carl Jung, a handsome but penniless medical student. She was only 17, too young to understand Carl's complex personality or conceive of the dramas that lay ahead.

It was a highly unconventional marriage with many labyrinthine twists and turns. Emma was forced to fight with everything she had in order to come to terms with Carl's brilliant but complicated character and to keep her husband close to her. His belief in polygamy led to many extra-marital involvements with women he met when they became his patients. A ménage a trois with a former patient, Toni Wolff lasted some thirty years. But the marriage endured and Emma realised her ambition to become a noted analyst in her own right.

In the first episode, Carl meets Emma and breaks down her resistance to marriage - a seduction by intellect.

Readers: Deborah Findlay and Henry Goodman

Written by Catrine Clay

Abridged and produced by Elizabeth Burke

A Loftus production for BBC Radio 4.

0220170103

The story of Emma Jung, her marriage to Carl and the early years of psychoanalysis.

Emma Jung was clever, ambitious and immensely wealthy, one of the richest heiresses in Switzerland, when she met and fell in love with Carl Jung, a handsome but penniless medical student. She was only 17, too young to understand Carl's complex personality or conceive of the dramas that lay ahead.

It was a highly unconventional marriage, with many labyrinthine twists and turns. Emma was forced to fight with everything she had to come to terms with Carl's brilliant but complicated character and to keep her husband close to her. His belief in polygamy led to many extra-marital involvements, with women he met when they became his patients. A ménage a trois with a former patient Toni Wolff lasted some thirty years. But the marriage endured and Emma realised her ambition to become a noted analyst in her own right.

In the second episode, Emma moves into the lunatic asylum with Carl and begins a new life as the wife of an asylum doctor. She learns from Carl about the powerful force of the unconscious mind, and prepares to be a 'good wife' as recommended by the books and magazines of the time. But it is not easy.

Readers: Deborah Findlay and Henry Goodman

Written by Catrine Clay

Abridged and produced by Elizabeth Burke

A Loftus production for BBC Radio 4.

0320170104

The story of Emma Jung, her marriage to Carl and the early years of psychoanalysis.

Emma Jung was clever, ambitious and immensely wealthy, one of the richest heiresses in Switzerland, when she met and fell in love with Carl Jung, a handsome but penniless medical student. She was only 17, too young to understand Carl's complex personality or conceive of the dramas that lay ahead.

It was a highly unconventional marriage, with many labyrinthine twists and turns. Emma was forced to fight with everything she had to come to terms with Carl's brilliant but complicated character and to keep her husband close to her. His belief in polygamy led to many extra-marital involvements, with women he met when they became his patients. A ménage a trois with a former patient Toni Wolff lasted some thirty years. But the marriage endured and Emma realised her ambition to become a noted analyst in her own right.

In the third episode, Emma becomes a mother - and brings up her baby in the asylum. Carl's career forges ahead and he becomes a celebrity, attracting the attention of many Zurich ladies. One young woman, a patient in the asylum, presents a more serious challenge to the marriage. And Emma is forced to threaten divorce.

Readers: Deborah Findlay and Henry Goodman

Written by Catrine Clay

Abridged and produced by Elizabeth Burke

A Loftus production for BBC Radio 4.

0420170105

The story of Emma Jung, her marriage to Carl and the early years of psychoanalysis.

Emma Jung was clever, ambitious and immensely wealthy, one of the richest heiresses in Switzerland, when she met and fell in love with Carl Jung, a handsome but penniless medical student. She was only 17, too young to understand Carl's complex personality or conceive of the dramas that lay ahead.

It was a highly unconventional marriage, with many labyrinthine twists and turns. Emma was forced to fight with everything she had to come to terms with Carl's brilliant but complicated character and to keep her husband close to her. His belief in polygamy led to many extra-marital involvements, with women he met when they became his patients. A ménage a trois with a former patient Toni Wolff lasted some thirty years. But the marriage endured and Emma realised her ambition to become a noted analyst in her own right.

In this fourth episode, Emma considers delivering Carl an ultimatum. They rescue their marriage by moving out of the asylum into a house of their own - complete with a tower designed by Jung. But Carl's former patient, Sabina Spielrein, has not gone away, and decides she wants a child with him.

Readers: Deborah Findlay and Henry Goodman

Written by Catrine Clay

Abridged and produced by Elizabeth Burke

A Loftus production for BBC Radio 4.

0520170106

The story of Emma Jung, her marriage to Carl and the early years of psychoanalysis.

Emma Jung was clever, ambitious and immensely wealthy, one of the richest heiresses in Switzerland, when she met and fell in love with Carl Jung, a handsome but penniless medical student. She was only 17, too young to understand Carl's complex personality or conceive of the dramas that lay ahead.

It was a highly unconventional marriage, with many labyrinthine twists and turns. Emma was forced to fight with everything she had to come to terms with Carl's brilliant but complicated character and to keep her husband close to her. His belief in polygamy led to many extra-marital involvements, with women he met when they became his patients. A ménage a trois with a former patient Toni Wolff lasted some thirty years. But the marriage endured and Emma realised her ambition to become a noted analyst in her own right.

In this fifth episode, Emma's career forges ahead. Finally feeling confident enough, she takes the decision to train as an analyst herself. She distils a lifetime of research into a book on the Holy Grail legend. Emma saw the legend as the quest of every individual for psychic health and wholeness, using the book as her own quest as she grapples with the labyrinth of her life with Carl.

Readers: Deborah Findlay and Henry Goodman

Written by Catrine Clay

Abridged and produced by Elizabeth Burke

A Loftus production for BBC Radio 4.