Fairy Tales As Ways of Knowing Essays on Marchen in

This collection represents the concerns of scholars in psychology folklore and literary criticism centering on the many faceted problems of the fairy tale The essays deal with the relationship of Marchen to the psyche and creative imagination on several levels ranging from their constructive socializing function in children Bruno Bettelheim through their quasi mythic cultural roles Linda Degh and special ways of depicting reality Maria Tatar and Erika A Metzger to their manifold influences on the poetic process and varying fortunes in the course of literary history Hansjorg Schelle Lawrence O Frye Cora Lee Nollendorfs James M McGlathery and Lee B Jennings

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