The Uses of Enchantment by Bruno Bettelheim

"The Uses of Enchantment" is a psychological analysis of fairy tales and their importance in childhood development. The book argues that these stories allow children to navigate their emotions and understand aspects of life they are yet to experience. By exploring various themes, such as separation anxiety, oedipal conflict, and sibling rivalry, through well-known fairy tales, the author demonstrates how these narratives contribute to a child's moral education and understanding of the human nature.

The 3586th greatest book of all time


Published
1976
Nationality
Austrian
Type
Nonfiction
Pages
320-352
Words
Unknown
Original Language
English

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