The Uses of Enchantment : The Meaning and Importance of Fairy Tales (Bruno Bette
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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.
About the Author
Bruno Bettelheim was Professor of Psychology at the University of Chicago from 1944 to 1973. He died in 1990.