Bodkin, Maud (1875–1967)

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Bodkin, Maud (1875–1967)

British literary critic and educator. Name variations: Amy Maud Bodkin; A.M. Bodkin. Born Amy Maud Bodkin, Mar 30, 1875, in Chelmsford, Essex, England; died May 18, 1967; dau. of William Bodkin; attended University College of Wales, Aberystwyth.

Became lecturer in pedagogy at training college in Cambridge; studied Carl Jung (1920s), a central influence on her highly regarded 1st work, Archetypal Patterns in Poetry: Psychological Studies of Imagination (1934); also wrote The Quest for Salvation in an Ancient and a Modern Play (1941) and Studies of Type-Images in Poetry, Religion, and Philosophy (1951), among others.

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