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The Feminine In Fairy Tales

Author : Marie-Luise von Franz
ISBN : 157062609X
Genre : Psychology
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In this engaging commentary, the distinguished analyst and author Marie-Louise von Franz shows how the Feminine reveals itself in fairy tales of German, Russian, Scandinavian, and Eskimo origin, including familiar stories such as andquot;Sleeping Beauty,andquot; andquot;Snow White and Rose Red,andquot; and andquot;Rumpelstiltskin.andquot; Some tales, she points out, offer insights into the psychology of women, while others reflect the problems and characteristics of the anima, the inner femininity of men. Dr. von Franz discusses the archetypes and symbolic themes that appear in fairy tales as well as dreams and fantasies, draws practical advice from the tales, and demonstrates its application in case studies from her analytical practice.
Category: Psychology

Ventures Into Childland

Author : U. C. Knoepflmacher
ISBN : 0226448169
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Behind the innocent face of Victorian fairy tales such as Through the Looking Glass or Mopsa the Fairy lurks the spectre of an intense nineteenth-century debate about the very nature - and ownership - of childhood. In the engagingly written Ventures into Childland, U.C. Knoepflmacher illuminates this debate. Offering brilliant rereadings of classics from the "Golden Age of Children's Literature" as well as literature commonly considered "grown-up," Knoepflmacher probes deeply into the relations between adults and children, adults and their own childhood selves, and between the lives of beloved Victorian authors and their "children's tales."
Category: Literary Criticism

Moulding The Female Body In Victorian Fairy Tales And Sensation Novels

Author : Laurence Talairach-Vielmas
ISBN : 9781317093916
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Laurence Talairach-Vielmas explores Victorian representations of femininity in narratives that depart from mainstream realism, from fairy tales by George MacDonald, Lewis Carroll, Christina Rossetti, Juliana Horatia Ewing, and Jean Ingelow, to sensation novels by Wilkie Collins, Mary Elizabeth Braddon, Rhoda Broughton, and Charles Dickens. Feminine representation, Talairach-Vielmas argues, is actually presented in a hyper-realistic way in such anti-realistic genres as children's literature and sensation fiction. In fact, it is precisely the clash between fantasy and reality that enables the narratives to interrogate the real and re-create a new type of realism that exposes the normative constraints imposed to contain the female body. In her exploration of the female body and its representations, Talairach-Vielmas examines how Victorian fantasies and sensation novels deconstruct and reconstruct femininity; she focuses in particular on the links between the female characters and consumerism, and shows how these serve to illuminate the tensions underlying the representation of the Victorian ideal.
Category: Literary Criticism

The Cat

Author : Marie-Luise von Franz
ISBN : UCSC:32106018577244
Genre : Psychology
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The Cat is a Romanian fairy story, which tells of a princess turned into a cat. She must remain in this form until an emperor's son arrives to behead her, which one such man accordingly does. The author uses Jungian psychological analysis methods to interpret the symbolism of the tale.
Category: Psychology

The Interpretation Of Fairy Tales

Author : Marie-Luise von Franz
ISBN : 9780877735267
Genre : Psychology
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Brer Rabbit will never learn! He loves to play jokes, tricks and set traps for his friends - but once in a while, they beat him at his own game! These timeless stories of the briar patch trickster are re-told in Blyton's hugely popular and successful style. This collection contains many Brer Rabbit stories from the books Enid Blyton's Brer Rabbit Book, Brer Rabbit Again and Brer Rabbit's a Rascal.
Category: Psychology

Here All Dwell Free

Author : Gertrud Mueller Nelson
ISBN : 0809138727
Genre : Religion
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From the author of To Dance with God and A Walk through Our Church comes an in-depth study of two fairy tales as paradigm adventures for the inner journey of women in the present day. Includes evocative drawings and practical suggestions for using the stories for personal growth.
Category: Religion