The Machine of the World

Below is a translation from Portuguese to English of Carlos Drummond de Andrade’s famous poem A Máquina do Mundo, the title piece of part VI of the collection Claro Enigma, 1951. In 2000, Drummond’s masterwork was voted the best poem of the 20th Century by readers of the Folha de S. Paulo newspaper.

The Shadow

In analytical psychology, the shadow is one of the four major archetypes, along with the persona, anima/animus, and self.  For Aniela Jaffe, the shadow is the “sum of all personal and collective psychic elements which, because of their incompatibility with the chosen conscious attitude, are denied expression in life”. It seems, in the public domain…

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