The Uses of Enchantment : The Meaning and Importance of Fairy Tales, Paperback Book

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

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Wicked stepmothers and beautiful princesses ...magic forests and enchanted towers ...little pigs and big bad wolves ...Fairy tales have been an integral part of childhood for hundreds of years.

But what do they really mean? In this award-winning work of criticism, renowned psychoanalyst Dr Bruno Bettelheim presents a thought provoking and stimulating exploration of the best-known fairy stories.

He reveals the true content of the stories and shows how children can use them to cope with their baffling emotions and anxieties.




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This book reminds us how folk tales and fairy tales served so much more than just entertainment back in their day, they were lessons to children.But like any study, this is sided to one persons opinion.

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This book explains why the original fairy tales are just what our children need. Often we look at the classic tales as too graphic or 'grim' for our little darlings. This book looks at all the classic tales and their modern more sanitised versions and explains how and why they benefit children. A must read for parents and teachers.