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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The discipline itself is based in Ancient Greek literature which deals with the many wanderings of the human soul. Nov 27, Trevor rated it it was amazing Shelves: Much of what he writes about is child psychology has been disproved and seems very behind-the-times. I suppose this book was ground-breaking when it was first published, but honestly, I thought it focused way too much on the idea of all children having an oedipal complex and maybe not enough on bettelhheim the violence usees darkness in original fairy tales address something in a child’s imagination which the sugarcoated Disney tales leaving wanting.
After the war, he emigrated to Chicago, where he did terrific work with children suffering from serious psychological problems.
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However, if you are new to the field of fairy tale studies, this may be the place to start.
Bettelheim recommends telling tales instead of reading them. It grows into a great tree.
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It would seem that all fairy folk od as he calls them are telling us on a subconscious level how to grow up to become psychologically mature and have good sex lives. Forget the violence, they didn’t even bother putting in the details of how the emchantment built their houses!! Mar 30, Nicole rated it really liked it. Mar 30, J. Get to Know Us. Good people need to be rewarded, bad people need to be punished.
Now there are fairy tale studies by the dozen, and many are fascinating: And that would be a real pity.
Enxhantment Hardcover and Paperback. Em A Bela Adormecida mostra o auge da feminilidade pra o autor e mais. Well, to be entirely fair, I did feel pretty strange and uncomfortable mostly the first time I read The Uses of Enchantment for that course I was taking, and now, more than thirty years after that university level perusal, I no longer really feel all that massively uncomfortable, I just feel as though Bruno Bettelheim is a bit over-the-top with his Freudian fairy tale analyses and I can at least partially enjoy and also find some rather perverse humour in just how sexually charged the author seems to consider many if not most or tales to be and in their entirety in other words, I find the author’s one-sidedness of interpretation rather hilarious and yes also a bit sad, as The Uses of Enchantment really does not seem to show much if any possibility that there are different manners of interpretation possible and probable, that bettelhein is somehow psychologically based on sex and on Freud’s attitudes towards sex.
This is an important book for the healthy psychological development of betrelheim and adults, too.
The Uses of Enchantment
Seriously though, we don’t realize the power of fairy tales or metaphor. Dec 14, Manybooks rated it did not like it Shelves: Certainly these do exist, but I suspect that fairy tales are even more flexible than Bettelheim gives them credit for. But I can’t recommend it personally, only professionally. It is appropriate that this man deserved to be acknowledged and Bettelheim didn’t. Customers who bought this item also bought. Dec 07, Jacqueline rated it behtelheim liked it. He gained an international reputation for his views on autism and for his claimed success in treating emotionally disturbed children.
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His points about the function of fairy tales, how children and adults read them and what children get out of reading them on pre- sub- and conscious levels, is convincing. I know, I know. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Are all psychiatrists obssessed with sex? Often disturbing but so insightful into the hidden possibilities of the meanings of original fairy tales.