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Ancient symbology in fantasy literature : a psychological study

Author: William Indick
Publisher: Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, ©2012.
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"This book explores the modern dreamscape of present-day fantasy, using the ancient myths and traditional fairytales as guides and shining the light of psychological insight onto every symbolic figure and theme encountered. Chapters are dedicated to archetypes: heroes and princesses, fairy godmothers and evil witches, wizards and dark lords, magic, and magical beasts are all explored"--Provided by publisher.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Indick
ISBN: 9780786460397 0786460393
OCLC Number: 779877008
Description: viii, 195 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Myth and fantasy --
The realm of faerie --
The hero --
The princess --
The goddess and the witch --
The wizard and the dark lord --
Man and beast --
Magic --
The bicameral mind and its influence on myth, fairytale, and fantasy.
Responsibility: William Indick.

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"This book explores the modern dreamscape of present-day fantasy, using the ancient myths and traditional fairytales as guides and shining the light of psychological insight onto every symbolic figure and theme encountered. Chapters are dedicated to archetypes: heroes and princesses, fairy godmothers and evil witches, wizards and dark lords, magic, and magical beasts are all explored"--Provided by publisher.

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