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The uses of enchantment : the meaning and importance of fairy tales

Author: Bruno Bettelheim
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 1977, ©1976.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The great child psychologist gives us a brilliant and moving revelation of the enormous and irreplaceable value of fairy tales -- how they educate, support, and liberate the emotions of children.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bruno Bettelheim
ISBN: 0394722655 9780394722658
OCLC Number: 2423431
Notes: Originally published: New York : Knopf, 1976.
Description: 328, xi pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Part one: A pocketful of magic --
Life divined from the inside --
"The fisherman and the Jinny": Fairy tale compared to fable --
Fairy tale versus myth: Optimism versus pessimisim --
"The three little pigs": Pleasure principle versus reality principle --
The child's need for magic --
Vicarious satisfaction versus conscious recognition --
The importance of externalization: Fantasy figures and events --
Transformations: The fantasy of the wicked stepmother --
Bringing order into chaos --
"The queen bee": Achieving integration --
"Brother and sister": Unifying our dual nature --
"Sindbad the seaman and Sindbad the porter": Fancy versus reality --
The frame story of "Thousand and one nights" --
Tales of two brothers --
"The three languages": Building integration --
"The three feathers": The youngest child as simpleton --
Oedipal conflicts and resolutions: The knight in shing armor and the damsel in distress --
Fear of fantasy: Why were fairy tales outlawed? --
Transcending infancy with the help of fantasy --
"The goose girl": Achieving autonomy --
Fantasy, recovery, escape, and consolation --
On the telling of fairy stories --
Part two: In fairy land --
"Hansel and Gretel" --
Little red riding hood --
Jack and the beanstalk --
The jealous queen in "Snow White" and the myth of Oedipus --
"Snow White" --
"Goldilocks and the three bears" --
"The sleeping beauty" --
"Cinderella" --
The animal-groom cycle of fairy tales.
Other Titles: Meaning and importance of fairy tales
Responsibility: Bruno Bettelheim.

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The great child psychologist gives us a brilliant and moving revelation of the enormous and irreplaceable value of fairy tales -- how they educate, support, and liberate the emotions of children.

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