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Oedipus ubiquitous : the family complex in world folk literature

Author: Allen Johnson; Douglass Price-Williams
Publisher: Stanford University : Stanford University Press, 1997.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Is the "Oedipus complex" universal? This book examines the controversial question in light of its collection of 139 family complex folktales from every world cultural area and every level of social  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Allen Johnson; Douglass Price-Williams
ISBN: 0804725772 9780804725774 0804725764 9780804725767
OCLC Number: 60187038
Description: 360 pages
Contents: Part I. Analysis: 1. Introduction; 2. A brief history of research on family-complex tales; 3. The evidence from world folk literature; 4. The theory of the family complex in folk literature; 5. Conclusion; Part II. The Folktales: 1. Europe and Euro-America; 2. Middle East and Africa; 3. South and East Asia; 4. Oceania; 5. Native North America; 6. Native South America.
Responsibility: Allen Johnson; Douglass Price-Williams (both of University of California, Los Angeles, USA).

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