The Interpretation of Fairy Tales

Revised Edition
Author: Marie-Louise von Franz
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 0834840847
Category: Psychology
Page: 224
View: 6538
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.

Die Frau im Märchen

Author: Rainer Wehse
Publisher: N.A
Category: Fairy tales
Page: 233
View: 8959

A Translation of Giambattista Basile’s The Tale of Tales

Author: Christopher Stace
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1527526526
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 463
View: 8569
Composed in the 1630s, Giambattista Basile’s The Tale of Tales, later known as the Pentameron, is a sophisticated, affectionate, often wicked parody of Boccaccio’s 14th century masterpiece, the Decameron, containing fifty tales within an intricate framing story. Importantly, among its stories are the earliest literary versions of famous fairy tales such as Cinderella, Rapunzel, The Sleeping Beauty and Hansel and Gretel. This is only the fourth translation of the complete text into English. With its scholarly introduction, notes, and up-to-date bibliography, it will appeal to anyone studying European literature or the fairy tale in general, its history and subsequent development, as well as anyone wishing to trace specific themes within the genre and their different treatments.

The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Folktales and Fairy Tales: A-F

Author: Donald Haase
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313334429
Category: Fairy tales
Page: 1160
View: 1181
Provides alphabetically arranged entries on folk and fairy tales from around the world, including information on authors, subjects, themes, characters, and national traditions.

Fairytales—A World between the Imaginary

Metaphor at Play in “Lo cunto de li cunti” by Giambattista Basile
Author: Carmela Bernadetta Scala
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1443874957
Category: Social Science
Page: 230
View: 4083
This book investigates Basile’s contribution to the establishment of fairytales as a literary genre; the focus is on his masterpiece Lo cunto de li Cunti. The volume examines Basile’s work’s debt to tradition and its influence on posterity, while also studying the author’s unique use of metaphors in the rich Neapolitan dialect. As this study reveals, metaphors in Lo cunto de li cunti are not used simply as a mean of embellishment; rather they are employed as a way to inform the reader of the rich folkloric tradition of Naples during the baroque times, as well as of Basile’s discontent with the socio-political situation of his times. The use of metaphors is so pervasive that one could argue that the book is itself a metaphor through which Basile conveys his ideals and his utopia of a liberated Naples and a more just society; as well as the importance of the Neapolitan dialect and its linguistic registers. Furthermore, the book also proposes a new interpretation of the female characters of the tales and it instigates a discussion on gender roles in both modern and past societies.


die illustrierten Märchen der Brüder Grimm
Author: Jacob Grimm,Wilhelm Grimm
Publisher: Dgv
Category: Design
Page: 207
View: 378

An Introduction to the Interpretation of Fairy Tales

Author: Marie-Luise von Franz
Publisher: N.A
Category: Fairy tales
Page: 159
View: 1117

Shadow and Evil in Fairy Tales

Revised Edition
Author: Marie-Louise von Franz
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 0834840855
Category: Psychology
Page: 352
View: 7470
Fairy tales seem to be innocent stories, yet they contain profound lessons for those who would dive deep into their waters of meaning. In this book, Marie-Louise von Franz uncovers some of the important lessons concealed in tales from around the world, drawing on the wealth of her knowledge of folklore, her experience as a psychoanalyst and a collaborator with Jung, and her great personal wisdom. Among the many topics discussed in relation to the dark side of life and human psychology, both individual and collective, are: • How different aspects of the "shadow"—all the affects and attitudes that are unconscious to the ego personality—are personified in the giants and monsters, ghosts, and demons, evil kings and wicked witches of fairy tales • How problems of the shadow manifest differently in men and women • What fairy tales say about the kinds of behavior and attitudes that invite evil • How Jung's technique of Active imagination can be used to overcome overwhelming negative emotions • How ghost stories and superstitions reflect the psychology of grieving • What fairy tales advise us about whether to struggle against evil or turn the other cheek Dr. von Franz concludes that ever rule of behavior that we can learn from the unconscious through fairy tales and dreams is usually a paradox: sometimes there must be a physical struggle against evil and sometimes a contest of wits, sometimes a display of strength or magic and sometimes a retreat. Above all, she shows the importance of relying on the central, authentic core of our being—the innermost Self, which is beyond the struggle between the opposites of good and evil.

Der Fluch der Spindel

Author: Neil Gaiman
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783868738728
Page: 72
View: 7136

The Reception of Grimms' Fairy Tales

Responses, Reactions, Revisions
Author: Donald Haase
Publisher: Wayne State University Press
ISBN: 9780814322086
Category: Fiction
Page: 347
View: 9385
"The essays address the reception of the Grimms' texts by their readers; the dynamics between Grimms' collection and its earliest audiences; and aspects of the literary, philosophical, creative, and oral reception of the tales, illuminating how writers, philosophers, artists, and storytellers have responded to, reacted to, and revised the stories, thus shedding light on the ways in which past and contemporary transmitters of culture have understood and passed on the Grimms' tales"--

The Journey of Luke Skywalker

An Analysis of Modern Myth and Symbol
Author: Steven A. Galipeau
Publisher: Open Court Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780812694321
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 301
View: 4770
The mythological underpinnings of the Star Wars saga are revealed in this compelling new study of Luke Skywalker's "journey of the hero" and its implications for modern viewers.

Der Zwerg Nase

Author: Wilhelm Hauff
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3104018537
Category: Fiction
Page: 40
View: 3049
Mit dem Werkbeitrag aus Kindlers Literatur Lexikon. Mit dem Autorenporträt aus dem Metzler Lexikon Weltliteratur. Mit Daten zu Leben und Werk, exklusiv verfasst von der Redaktion der Zeitschrift für Literatur TEXT + KRITIK. Der gutaussehende Jakob wird von einer alten, hässlichen Frau in einen Zwerg verwandelt. Von seiner Familie verstoßen, verlässt er seine Heimat. Zwei Jahre sind vergangen – Jakob ist mittlerweile trotz seines Äußeren ein anerkannter Koch bei einem Herzog –, als er auf einem Markt eine verzauberte Gans kauft. Mimi weiß, wie er sich zurückverwandeln kann. Er setzt alles daran, den Bann zu brechen... – Wie bei den Märchen der Brüder Grimm geht es auch bei Wilhelm Hauff immer wieder um die »Einmischung eines fabelhaften Zaubers in das gewöhnliche Menschenleben«.

Archetypal Dimensions of the Psyche

Author: Marie-Luise von Franz
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
Category: Psychology
Page: 405
View: 6339
A leading Jungian analyst examines archetypal symbols of humanity in fairy tales, dreams and visions in this book. She aims to show how meaning in life comes through individuation, and that this self-realization comes with the help of archetypes.

A History of Stepfamilies in Early America

Author: Lisa Wilson
Publisher: UNC Press Books
ISBN: 1469618435
Category: History
Page: 172
View: 5153
Stepfamilies are not a modern phenomenon, but despite this reality, the history of stepfamilies in America has yet to be fully explored. In the first book-length work on the topic, Lisa Wilson examines the stereotypes and actualities of colonial stepfamilies and reveals them to be important factors in early United States domestic history. Remarriage was a necessity in this era, when war and disease took a heavy toll, all too often leading to domestic stress, and cultural views of stepfamilies during this time placed great strain on stepmothers and stepfathers. Both were seen either as unfit substitutes or as potentially unstable influences, and nowhere were these concerns stronger than in white middle-class families, for whom stepparents presented a paradox. Wilson shares the stories of real stepfamilies in early New England, investigating the relationship between prejudice and lived experience, and, in the end, offers a new way of looking at family units throughout history and the cultural stereotypes that still affect stepfamilies today.

Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women

Global Women's Issues and Knowledge
Author: Cheris Kramarae,Dale Spender
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135963150
Category: Reference
Page: 2050
View: 3466
For a full list of entries and contributors, sample entries, and more, visit the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women website. Featuring comprehensive global coverage of women's issues and concerns, from violence and sexuality to feminist theory, the Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women brings the field into the new millennium. In over 900 signed A-Z entries from US and Europe, Asia, the Americas, Oceania, and the Middle East, the women who pioneered the field from its inception collaborate with the new scholars who are shaping the future of women's studies to create the new standard work for anyone who needs information on women-related subjects.

Fairy tale

contemporary art and enchantment
Author: Peter Callesen,Angela Kingston,New Art Gallery Walsall,Chapter (Gallery)
Publisher: New Art Gallery
Category: Art
Page: 95
View: 3924

The Classic Fairy Tales (Second Edition) (Norton Critical Editions)

Author: Maria Tatar
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393289788
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 304
View: 7345
“I have used this textbook for four courses on children’s literature with enrollments of over ninety students. It is without doubt the most well organized selection of literary fairy tales and critical commentaries currently available. Students love it.” —Lita Barrie, California State University, Los Angeles This Norton Critical Edition includes: · Seven different tale types: “Little Red Riding Hood,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Snow White,” “Sleeping Beauty,” “Cinderella,” “Bluebeard,” and “Tricksters.” These groupings include multicultural versions, literary rescriptings, and introductions and annotations by Maria Tatar. · Tales by Hans Christian Andersen and Oscar Wilde. · More than fifteen critical essays exploring the various aspects of fairy tales. New to the Second Edition are interpretations by Ernst Bloch, Walter Benjamin, Max Lüthi, Lewis Hyde, Jessica Tiffin, and Hans-Jörg Uther. · A revised and updated Selected Bibliography.

Fairy Tales and Society

Illusion, Allusion, and Paradigm
Author: Ruth B. Bottigheimer
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 0812212940
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 336
View: 935
This collection of exemplary essays by internationally recognized scholars examines the fairy tale from historical, folkloristic, literary, and psychoanalytical points of view. For generations of children and adults, fairy tales have encapsulated social values, often through the use of fixed characters and situations, to a far greater extent than any other oral or literary form. In many societies, fairy tales function as a paradigm both for understanding society and for developing individual behavior and personality. A few of the topics covered in this volume: oral narration in contemporary society; madness and cure in the 1001 Nights; the female voice in folklore and fairy tale; change in narrative form; tests, tasks, and trials in the Grimms' fairy tales; and folklorists as agents of nationalism. The subject of methodology is discussed by Torborg Lundell, Stven Swann Jones, Hans-Jorg Uther, and Anna Tavis.

The Owl, the Raven, and the Dove

The Religious Meaning of the Grimms' Magic Fairy Tales
Author: G. Ronald Murphy
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand
ISBN: 9780195151695
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 208
View: 4883
This study takes five of the Grimm brothers' best-known tales and argues that the Grimms saw them as Christian fables. The author examines the arguments of previous interpreters of the tales, and demonstrates how they missed the Grimms' intention.