Bruno Bettelheim book The Uses of Enchantment. The Meaning and Importance of Fairy Tales revd. The Uses of Enchantment has ratings and reviews. I had to read Bruno Bettelheim’s The Uses of Enchantment many years ago for a university- level. The Uses of Bettelheim’s. The Uses of Enchantment. Late last winter Dr. Bruno Bettelheim spoke to a large and appreciative audi- ence at the CATE (California.

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I would highly recommend this for anyone who enjoys learning about another perspective of some of the most famous stories ever told.

Bettelueim the fairy tale provides for him is a St. Now, this is the bit I never realised before.

The Uses of Enchantment

Don’t have a Kindle? I actually recommend it to all parents. You’ve now read the most interesting and relevant point of this book summarized in a single sentence a few sentences and can safely skip Bettelheim’s page tl;dr. There were times when I would have been sure it was written in the s. All you need to do is get the key details of the story from Wikipedia, then you can take it from there.

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Would you like to tell us about a lower price? View all 31 comments. Aleksandr Wootton rated it liked it. More specifically, the fairy tale is an educational tool to help children grow and develop into adults.

I know this was written well before Perry Nodelman’s “The Other: He then, though, goes on to shoot his self in the foot by analyzing several different fairy tales through his Freud colored glasses, diminishing most moral and virtuous lesson found in fairy tales.


The large scheme of the book I enjoyed: These stories have meaning which is specifically designed to guide us down the paths of our lives with courage, wisdom, compassion, heroism, and a sense of the eternal hope of success.

Retrieved from ” https: This is an important book for ues healthy psychological development of children and adults, too. I did not always agree with him.

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The giant’s wife hiding Jack in the oven when the giant gets home? This really was a very impressive book, but there were more than enough penises, repressed Oedipal complexes and castration fears to make a couple of dozen Woody Allen films. Shopbop Designer Fashion Brands. Jul 05, Peter rated it it was ok Shelves: This is an amazing and amazingly flawed book.

Morphology of the Folktale. He brings the sisters home again and finally Cinderella gets to slide her foot straight into the shoe without effort; a perfect fit. Jack’s climbing up the beanstalk represents Jack’s disc I don’t think I could have taken much more of this. Following Plato, he believes that the literary education of children should begin with the telling of myths. Amazon Music Stream millions of songs. Share your thoughts with other customers. One final bsttelheim I had no idea when reading this book what age the author was imagining when he referred to kids.

Even having been a fan of fairy tales and myths as vehicles for growth and thee for years, I learned much through reading this thoughtful book. All the same, it would be hard to not feel confronted by some of these interpretations and readings. Get to Know Us. That’s the wife putting Jack back in the womb Jack is regressing, you see.


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I can appreciate some of the stories he tells about the way people relate to stories, even if the psychoanalysis behind it is laughable at times. The short version of what this book is about is that fairy tales are a very particular genre. I’d recommend it to people who want to write something on fairy tales and how they can help children get over their psychological and also oedipal problem, if there are any.

I’m only happy that I would have influenced Bruno Bettelheim. Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. It is well known that storytelling is an innate expression of civilization, in an effort to define who we are and to make sense of the world.

And that is why love is quite rare, if not, in fact, depressingly rare. For looking at fairy tales, this is a useful starting place but should be taken as the beginning, not the end of, the conversation. Segal writes, “It is the disjunction between Bettelheim’s up-to-date approach to fairy tales and his old-fashioned approach to myths that is striking.