Bruno Bettelheim's book is excellent in looking at the psychology behind fairy tales.
The book really makes one think about how we see our parents, our children and all other people in our lives, and how children see those same people.
In any case, the implications of Bettelheim's book expand far beyond only fairy tales.
This is a very interesting read, tough it is one-sided. It is academically written, and focuses mainly on Freud. Read morePublished 25 days ago by J. Hirsch
Wow. Often disturbing but so insightful into the hidden possibilities of the meanings of original fairy tales. I found a lot of inspiration in this book to use with my classes. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Lilly Lover
This clears up the "what does that mean" in the Enchantment of Tales. I had often wondered about our "Story" as humans. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Denise Stroud
Anyone interested in the "why" of fairy tales--why they were generated; why they persist through the ages; why they may be more than entertainment--and those interested in... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Loren C. Gruber
I had this in softcover, and I wanted a copy on my kindle. If you are a folklorist, or have a deep interest in writing fiction or in folktales, this is a MUST READ.Published 7 months ago by Kindle Customer
Book arrived in good condition just as described. Very pleased with it. It was ordered for a reference to a school project and has worked well with what it was intended for.Published 8 months ago by Ronda Kahlar
I first read this when I was a young mother and it influenced how I read fairy stories to my children. Rereading it now and finding most of what I read to be valid.Published 8 months ago by Kate A. Pitrone
I'm still working on the introduction - and it's work, let me tell you.
The author apparently knows the subject matter and I have great expectations for assimilating the... Read more