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.

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.

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.


die illustrierten Märchen der Brüder Grimm
Author: Jacob Grimm,Wilhelm Grimm
Publisher: Dgv
Category: Design
Page: 207
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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.

Der Zwerg Nase

Author: Wilhelm Hauff
Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag
ISBN: 3104018537
Category: Fiction
Page: 40
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Mit dem Werkbeitrag aus Kindlers Literatur Lexikon. Mit dem Autorenporträt aus dem Metzler Lexikon Weltliteratur. Mit Daten zu Leben und Werk, exklusiv verfasst von der Redaktion der Zeitschrift für Literatur TEXT + KRITIK. Der gutaussehende Jakob wird von einer alten, hässlichen Frau in einen Zwerg verwandelt. Von seiner Familie verstoßen, verlässt er seine Heimat. Zwei Jahre sind vergangen – Jakob ist mittlerweile trotz seines Äußeren ein anerkannter Koch bei einem Herzog –, als er auf einem Markt eine verzauberte Gans kauft. Mimi weiß, wie er sich zurückverwandeln kann. Er setzt alles daran, den Bann zu brechen... – Wie bei den Märchen der Brüder Grimm geht es auch bei Wilhelm Hauff immer wieder um die »Einmischung eines fabelhaften Zaubers in das gewöhnliche Menschenleben«.

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"--

The Journey of Luke Skywalker

An Analysis of Modern Myth and Symbol
Author: Steven A. Galipeau
Publisher: Open Court Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780812694321
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 301
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The mythological underpinnings of the Star Wars saga are revealed in this compelling new study of Luke Skywalker's "journey of the hero" and its implications for modern viewers.

Die drei Federn

Ein Märchen der Brüder Grimm
Author: Jacob Grimm,Wilhelm Grimm
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783000531897
Page: 20
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Archetypal Dimensions of the Psyche

Author: Marie-Luise von Franz
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
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.

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.

Fairy tale

contemporary art and enchantment
Author: Peter Callesen,Angela Kingston,New Art Gallery Walsall,Chapter (Gallery)
Publisher: New Art Gallery
Category: Art
Page: 95
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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.