The Talking Cure, Christopher Hampton


Title: The Talking Cure

Author: Christopher Hampton

Typology: Drama

Language: English

Year: 2002

Publisher: Faber and Faber Inc.

Collection: Faber and Faber Plays

ISBN: 978-0-571-21485-3

Synopsis: The Talking Cure deals with the early years of C. G. Jung and his decision to experiment, using Freud’s controversial new method of psychoanalysis, with a young Russian patient, Sabina Spielrein. The success of the experiment and the blossoming of his relation with Sabina inaugurates, haunts and ultimately poisons Jung’s friendship with Freud; and the ideas and conflicts which engulf the three of them embody, as Jung comes to realize, the destructive forces which are to overwhelm the disastrous century ahead.