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.

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.

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.

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"--

Die drei Federn

Ein Märchen der Brüder Grimm
Author: Jacob Grimm,Wilhelm Grimm
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783000531897
Page: 20
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Author: Alex Flinn
ISBN: 3838716299
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 477
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Zwei Stiefschwestern, die ungleicher nicht sein könnten. Die eine unscheinbar, aber in Wohlstand aufgewachsen, die andere schön, jedoch arm: Emma und Lisette. Anfangs wirken die beiden wie beste Freundinnen, doch Lisette ist boshaft und falsch. Emma will das nicht wahrhaben und hat immer wieder Mitleid mit Lisette, die vor Kurzem ihre Mutter verloren hat und sich erst noch in ihrem neuen Zuhause einleben muss. Doch dann verliebt sich Emma zum ersten Mal in ihrem Leben. Als Lisette ihr den Freund ausspannt, erhält Emma Hilfe von Kendra - ohne zu wissen, dass dieses seltsame Mädchen eine Hexe ist und ihr Spiegel magische Kräfte hat ... Kendra ist die Hexe aus Beastly, die den arroganten Kyle Kingsbury in eine Bestie verwandelte. Hier erzählt sie zum ersten Mal aus ihrem mehr als 350 Jahre währenden Hexenleben und berichtet, welche Rolle sie in verschiedenen Märchen gespielt hat.

Postmodern Fairy Tales

Gender and Narrative Strategies
Author: Cristina Bacchilega
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 9780812200638
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 208
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Postmodern Fairy Tales seeks to understand the fairy tale not as children's literature but within the broader context of folklore and literary studies. It focuses on the narrative strategies through which women are portrayed in four classic stories: "Snow White," "Little Red Riding Hood," "Beauty and the Beast," and "Bluebeard." Bacchilega traces the oral sources of each tale, offers a provocative interpretation of contemporary versions by Angela Carter, Robert Coover, Donald Barthelme, Margaret Atwood, and Tanith Lee, and explores the ways in which the tales are transformed in film, television, and musicals.

Geschichte des Wissens

Aus dem Amerikanischen von Anita Ehlers
Author: Charles Van Doren
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 3034860099
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 524
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die Geheimnisse von Green Lake ; Roman
Author: Louis Sachar
Publisher: Beltz & Gelberg
ISBN: 9783407785688
Category: Children's stories
Page: 295
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As further evidence of his family's bad fortune which they attribute to a curse on a distant relative, Stanley Yelnats is sent to a hellish correctional camp in the Texas desert where he finds his first real friend, a treasure, and a new sense of himself.

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall

Women Writers Explore Their Favorite Fairy Tales
Author: Kate Bernheimer
Publisher: Anchor
ISBN: 0307874524
Category: Social Science
Page: 400
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New edition (revised and expanded) available 8/13/02. Fairy tales are one of the most enduring forms of literature, their plots retold and characters reimagined for centuries. In this elegant and thought-provoking collection of original essays, Kate Bernheimer brings together twenty-eight leading women writers to discuss how these stories helped shape their imaginations, their craft, and our culture. In poetic narratives, personal histories, and penetrating commentary, the assembled authors bare their soul and challenge received wisdom. Eclectic and wide-ranging, Mirror, Mirror on the Wall is essential reading for anyone who has ever been bewitched by the strange and fanciful realm of fairy tales. Contributors include: Alice Adams, Julia Alvarez, Margaret Atwood, Ann Beattie, Rosellen Brown, A. S. Byatt, Kathryn Davis, Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni, Deborah Eisenberg, Maria Flook, Patricia Foster, Vivian Gornick, Lucy Grealy, bell hooks, Fanny Howe, Fern Kupfer, Ursula K. Le Guin, Carole Maso, Jane Miller, Lydia Millet, Joyce Carol Oates, Connie Porter, Francine Prose, Linda Gray Sexton, Midori Snyder, Fay Weldon, Joy Williams, Terri Windling. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Classic Fairy Tales (Second Edition) (Norton Critical Editions)

Author: Maria Tatar
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393289788
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 304
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“I have used this textbook for four courses on children’s literature with enrollments of over ninety students. It is without doubt the most well organized selection of literary fairy tales and critical commentaries currently available. Students love it.” —Lita Barrie, California State University, Los Angeles This Norton Critical Edition includes: · Seven different tale types: “Little Red Riding Hood,” “Beauty and the Beast,” “Snow White,” “Sleeping Beauty,” “Cinderella,” “Bluebeard,” and “Tricksters.” These groupings include multicultural versions, literary rescriptings, and introductions and annotations by Maria Tatar. · Tales by Hans Christian Andersen and Oscar Wilde. · More than fifteen critical essays exploring the various aspects of fairy tales. New to the Second Edition are interpretations by Ernst Bloch, Walter Benjamin, Max Lüthi, Lewis Hyde, Jessica Tiffin, and Hans-Jörg Uther. · A revised and updated Selected Bibliography.

Und Pippa tanzt!

Ein Glashüttenmärchen in vier Akten
Author: Gerhart Hauptmann
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3743719754
Category: Fiction
Page: 64
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Gerhart Hauptmann: Und Pippa tanzt! Ein Glashüttenmärchen in vier Akten Entstanden im Herbst 1905. Uraufführung am 19. Januar 1906 unter Emil Lessing im Berliner Lessingtheater. Neuausgabe. Herausgegeben von Karl-Maria Guth. Berlin 2017. Umschlaggestaltung von Thomas Schultz-Overhage unter Verwendung des Bildes: Edgar Degas, Tänzerin, 1896. Gesetzt aus der Minion Pro, 11 pt.