13 JANUARY 1979, Page 18

Jung and Haggard

Sir: Benny Green asked 'when any man of acknowledged literary sensibility took Rider Haggard seriously as an artist' ('Easy rider', 6 January) and came up with Graham Green alone. But Jung, who had a sharp sense of the deep resources of the artist, on several occasions emphasised the primordial impact of Haggard's She — in particular in his essay, translated as 'Psychology and Literature'.

As his correspondence with Conan Doyle indicated, Haggard set up an antiBolshevist organisation after the first world war. Alas, an official of it went off with the money!

Michael Ivens Aims, 40 Doughty Street London WC1