The Interpretation of Fairy Tales

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

Die Frau im Märchen


Author: Rainer Wehse
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Fairy tales
Page: 233
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A Translation of Giambattista Basile’s The Tale of Tales


Author: Christopher Stace
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1527526526
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 463
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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.

Shadow and Evil in Fairy Tales

Revised Edition
Author: Marie-Louise von Franz
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 0834840855
Category: Psychology
Page: 352
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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.

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
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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.

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


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

Der Fluch der Spindel


Author: Neil Gaiman
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783868738728
Category:
Page: 72
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The Reception of Grimms' Fairy Tales

Responses, Reactions, Revisions
Author: Donald Haase
Publisher: Wayne State University Press
ISBN: 9780814322086
Category: Fiction
Page: 347
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"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"--

Folk and Fairy Tales - Fourth Edition


Author: Martin Hallett,Barbara Karasek
Publisher: Broadview Press
ISBN: 155111898X
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 416
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This anthology of folk and fairy tales brings together 52 stories from a range of historical and geographic traditions. Sections group tales together by theme or juxtapose variations of individual tales, inviting comparison and analysis across cultures and genres. An accessible section of critical selections provides a foundation for readers to analyze, debate, and interpret the tales for themselves. An expanded introduction by the editors looks at the history of folk and fairy tales and distinguishes between the genres, while revised introductions to individual sections provide more detailed history of particular tellers and tales, paying increased attention to the background and cultural origin of each tale. A selection of illustrations from editions of classic tales from the 19th to the 21st centuries is also included. This new edition includes a larger selection of critical articles, more modern and cross-cultural variations on classic tales, and an expanded discussion of illustrations.

Postmodern Fairy Tales

Gender and Narrative Strategies
Author: Cristina Bacchilega
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 9780812200638
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 208
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Postmodern Fairy Tales seeks to understand the fairy tale not as children's literature but within the broader context of folklore and literary studies. It focuses on the narrative strategies through which women are portrayed in four classic stories: "Snow White," "Little Red Riding Hood," "Beauty and the Beast," and "Bluebeard." Bacchilega traces the oral sources of each tale, offers a provocative interpretation of contemporary versions by Angela Carter, Robert Coover, Donald Barthelme, Margaret Atwood, and Tanith Lee, and explores the ways in which the tales are transformed in film, television, and musicals.

The Hard Facts of the Grimms' Fairy Tales


Author: Maria Tatar,Professor Maria Tatar
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9780691114699
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 325
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Throughout the book, Tatar employs the tools not only of a psychoanalyst but also of a folklorist, literary critic, and historian to examine the harsher aspects of these stories. She presents new interpretations of the powerful stories in this book. Few studies have been written in English on these tales, and none has probed their allegedly happy endings so thoroughly."--BOOK JACKET.

The Tools

Wie Sie wirklich Selbstvertrauen, Lebensfreude, Gelassenheit und innere Stärke gewinnen
Author: Phil Stutz,Barry Michels
Publisher: Arkana
ISBN: 3641094402
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Page: 288
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Selbstvertrauen, Lebensfreude und innere Stärke gewinnen - Dieses Buch eröffnet ein neues Kapitel der Selbsthilfe. Die Erfolgsgeheimnisse der Star-Therapeuten Phil Stutz und Barry Michels. In der Tradition großer Bestseller wie Rhonda Byrnes »The Secret« und Eva-Maria Zurhorsts »Liebe dich selbst und es ist egal, wen du heiratest«.

Fairy Tales and Feminism

New Approaches
Author: Donald Haase
Publisher: Wayne State University Press
ISBN: 9780814330302
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 268
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Responding to thirty years of feminist fairy-tale scholarship, this book breaks new ground by rethinking important questions, advocating innovative approaches, and introducing woman-centered texts and traditions that have been ignored for too long.

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


Author: Maria Tatar
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393289788
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 304
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“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.

La belle et la bête : conte


Author: Jeanne-Marie Leprince de Beaumont,Ulrich Bossier
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783150096086
Category:
Page: 47
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Shadow and Evil in Fairy Tales


Author: Marie-Luise von Franz
Publisher: C. G. Jung Foundation Books
ISBN: 9780877739746
Category: Psychology
Page: 336
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Explores how fairy tales reveal the darker side of life and human psychology, discussing how fairy tales have reflected society's deepest fears, obsessions, and secrets throughout history.

Four and Twenty Fairy Tales

Selected from those of Perrault, and Other Popular Writers
Author: N.A
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Fairy tales
Page: 564
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Routledge International Encyclopedia of Women

Global Women's Issues and Knowledge
Author: Cheris Kramarae,Dale Spender
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135963150
Category: Reference
Page: 2050
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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.

Archetypal Dimensions of the Psyche


Author: Marie-Luise von Franz
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: N.A
Category: Psychology
Page: 405
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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.