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The Uses of Enchantment: The Meaning and Importance of Fairy Tales

Bettelheim, Bruno

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ISBN 10: 0394497716 / ISBN 13: 9780394497716
Published by Random House Inc, Westminster, Maryland, U.S.A., 1985
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Title: The Uses of Enchantment: The Meaning and ...

Publisher: Random House Inc, Westminster, Maryland, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1985

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Edition: First Edition.

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Winner of the National Book Award and National Book Critics Circle Award
-A charming book about enchantment, a profound book about fairy tales.---John Updike, The New York Times Book Review

Bruno Bettelheim was one of the great child psychologists of the twentieth century and perhaps none of his books has been more influential than this revelatory study of fairy tales and their universal importance in understanding childhood development.
Analyzing a wide range of traditional stories, from the tales of Sindbad to -The Three Little Pigs, - -Hansel and Gretel, - and -The Sleeping Beauty, - Bettelheim shows how the fantastical, sometimes cruel, but always deeply significant narrative strands of the classic fairy tales can aid in our greatest human task, that of finding meaning for one's life.

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"Bettelheim argues convincingly that fairy tales provide a unique way for children to come to terms with the dilemmas of their inner lives." --"The Atlantic"
"A charming book about enchantment, a profound book about fairy tales." --John Updike, "The New York Times Book Review"
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"A splendid achievement, brimming with useful ideas, with insights into how young children read and understand, and most of all overflowing with a realistic optimism and with an experienced and therapeutic good will." --Harold Bloom, "The New York Review of Books "
"Provocative and persuasive." --"Boston Globe"

Bettelheim argues convincingly that fairy tales provide a unique way for children to come to terms with the dilemmas of their inner lives. The Atlantic
A charming book about enchantment, a profound book about fairy tales. John Updike, The New York Times Book Review

A splendid achievement, brimming with useful ideas, with insights into how young children read and understand, and most of all overflowing with a realistic optimism and with an experienced and therapeutic good will. Harold Bloom, The New York Review of Books
Provocative and persuasive. Boston Globe"

-Bettelheim argues convincingly that fairy tales provide a unique way for children to come to terms with the dilemmas of their inner lives.- --The Atlantic
-A charming book about enchantment, a profound book about fairy tales.- --John Updike, The New York Times Book Review

-A splendid achievement, brimming with useful ideas, with insights into how young children read and understand, and most of all overflowing with a realistic optimism and with an experienced and therapeutic good will.- --Harold Bloom, The New York Review of Books
-Provocative and persuasive.- --Boston Globe

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