‘Puer Aeternus’

Eternal Youth and the Myth of Deconstruction

In Eternal Youth and the Myth of Deconstruction, Bret Alderman puts forth a compelling thesis: Deconstruction tells a mythic story. Through an attentive examination of multiple texts and literary works, he elucidates this story in psychological and philosophical terms. Deconstruction, the method of philosophical and literary analysis originated by Jacques Derrida, arises from what Carl […]

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Transcendent Writers in Stephen King’s Fiction. A Post-Jungian Analysis of the Puer Aeternus.

In ‘Transcendent Writers in Stephen King’s Fiction: A Post-Jungian Analysis of the Puer Aeternus’ Joeri Pacolet shows that the work of the American (horror) writer Stephen King is more than just popular fiction. In using post-Jungian psychological theories Pacolet develops new insights concerning the potential constructive function of King’s horror stories. His analyses of a

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