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Interpretation Of Fairy Tales - Marie-Louise Von Franz

Interpretation Of Fairy Tales

Paperback Published: 1st July 1996
ISBN: 9780877735267
Number Of Pages: 224

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Of the various types of mythological literature, fairy tales are the simplest and purest expressions of the collective unconscious and thus offer the clearest understanding of the basic patterns of the human psyche. Every people or nation has its own way of experiencing this psychic reality, and so a study of the world's fairy tales yields a wealth of insights into the archetypal experiences of humankind. Perhaps the foremost authority on the psychological interpretation of fairy tales is Marie-Louise von Franz. In this book--originally published as "An Introduction to the Interpretation of Fairy Tales "--she describes the steps involved in analyzing and illustrates them with a variety of European tales, from "Beauty and the Beast" to "The Robber Bridegroom." Dr. von Franz begins with a history of the study of fairy tales and the various theories of interpretation. By way of illustration she presents a detailed examination of a simple Grimm's tale, "The Three Feathers," followed by a comprehensive discussion of motifs related to Jung's concept of the shadow, the anima, and the animus. This revised edition has been corrected and updated by the author.

Preface
Acknowledgments
Theories of Fairy Talesp. 1
Fairy Tales, Myths, and Other Archetypal Storiesp. 24
A Method of Psychological Interpretationp. 37
A Tale Interpreted: "The Three Feathers"p. 46
"The Three Feathers" Continuedp. 70
"The Three Feathers" Completedp. 91
Shadow, Anima, and Animus in Fairy Talesp. 114
Notesp. 199
Indexp. 203
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ISBN: 9780877735267
ISBN-10: 0877735263
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 1st July 1996
Publisher: Shambhala Publications Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.2 x 13.8  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.31
Edition Number: 1
Edition Type: Revised

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