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Issue Details: First known date: 1983... 1983 The World Is Made of Glass
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'A cryptic and mysterious case history appears in the autobiography of pioneering Swiss psychiatrist Carl Jung: 'A lady came to my office. She refused to give her name ... What she had to communicate to me was a confession. Some twenty years ago, she had committed a murder ...'

'Jung's encounter with the woman had an explosive effect on him, and brought him very close to total breakdown. Morris West recreates this episode in a gripping blend of truth and dramatic speculation.

'Set in pre-World War I Europe, The World is Made of Glass is a powerful novel of love, sexual obsession, murder and guilt It has been called Morris West's finest creation of the imagination.'

Source: Publisher's blurb (Allen & Unwin, 2017).

Notes

  • Dedication: For JOY, with love, to celebrate a homecoming.
  • Epigraph: Passages from Ralph Waldo Emerson's 'Compensation' and Anthony Storr's study of Carl Jung.

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • New York (City), New York (State),
      c
      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      Avon Books ,
      1983 .
      Extent: 308p.
      ISBN: 0380680157
    • New York (City), New York (State),
      c
      United States of America (USA),
      c
      Americas,
      :
      William Morrow ,
      1983 .
      Extent: 322p.
      ISBN: 0688020313
    • London,
      c
      England,
      c
      c
      United Kingdom (UK),
      c
      Western Europe, Europe,
      :
      Coronet ,
      1984 .
      Extent: 395p.
    • Melbourne, Victoria,: Bolinda , 2000 .
      Extent: 588p.
      ISBN: 1740302745
Alternative title: El mundo es de cristal
Language: Spanish

Other Formats

  • Also braille and sound recording.

Works about this Work

Direction Change Leads West to a Masterpiece Tom Krause , single work review
— Review of The World Is Made of Glass Morris West , 1983 single work novel
'Vox Populi?' The Image of Psychiatry in Australian Literature Michael Dudley , 1990 single work criticism
— Appears in: Left, Right or Centre? Psychiatry and the Status Quo 1990; (p. 1-25)
The World is Made of Glass Morris West , 1987 single work drama
Tales of Suspense John McLaren , 1984 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , February-March no. 58 1984; (p. 26)

— Review of The Colour Man Ian Moffitt , 1983 single work novel ; The World Is Made of Glass Morris West , 1983 single work novel
Untitled David Rowbotham , 1983 single work review
— Appears in: The Courier-Mail , 13 August 1983; (p. 26)

— Review of The World Is Made of Glass Morris West , 1983 single work novel
Tales of Suspense John McLaren , 1984 single work review
— Appears in: Australian Book Review , February-March no. 58 1984; (p. 26)

— Review of The Colour Man Ian Moffitt , 1983 single work novel ; The World Is Made of Glass Morris West , 1983 single work novel
Culture, Comerce, Morality: The Case of Morris West Maurice Dunlevy , 1983 single work review
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 20 August 1983; (p. 13)

— Review of The World Is Made of Glass Morris West , 1983 single work novel
Dark Saga of the Soul Katharine England , 1983 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 13 August 1983; (p. 21)

— Review of The World Is Made of Glass Morris West , 1983 single work novel
Direction Change Leads West to a Masterpiece Tom Krause , single work review
— Review of The World Is Made of Glass Morris West , 1983 single work novel
The Jung Man Gone West John Hanrahan , 1983 single work review
— Appears in: The Age , 10 September 1983; (p. 15)

— Review of The World Is Made of Glass Morris West , 1983 single work novel
The World is Made of Glass Morris West , 1987 single work drama
Morris West and the Need for a Saving "Binding" Peter Fuller , 1983 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Canberra Times , 13 August 1983; (p. 15)
'Vox Populi?' The Image of Psychiatry in Australian Literature Michael Dudley , 1990 single work criticism
— Appears in: Left, Right or Centre? Psychiatry and the Status Quo 1990; (p. 1-25)
West Seeks Readers Stuart Sayers , 1983 single work criticism
— Appears in: The Age , 20 August 1983; (p. 12)
Morris West -`Going for Broke' Hugh Schmitt (interviewer), 1982 single work criticism interview
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 3 April 1982;
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