French Fairy Tales: A Jungian Approach
Bettina L. Knapp explores the universal and eternal nature of fourteen French fairy tales, including the medieval Romance of Mélusine, Charles Perrault s seventeenth-century versions of Sleeping Beauty and Bluebeard, and Jean Cocteau s film version of Beauty and the Beast. She demonstrates the relevance of these fairy tales for modern readers, both for the psychological problems they address and for the positive resolutions they offer. Through her careful examination of these tales, Knapp shows that people in past eras suffered from such supposedly modern problems as alienation and identity crises and went through harrowing ordeals before experiencing some sort of fulfillment. By imparting the age-old wisdom embedded in these works, French Fairy Tales triggers new insights into psychological problems and offers helpful ways of dealing with them.
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MIDDLE ACES FEUDXLISM AND LA SOCIETE COURTOISE
Melusine The Beauty of Things is Fleet and Swift
THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY LE GRAND SIECLE
Charles Perraults MultiVeined Donkey Skin Sleeping Beauty and Bluebeard
Mime dAulnoys The Bluebird Metamorphosis an Unconscious Readjustment
THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY LESPRIT PHILOSOPHIQUE
Denis Diderots The White Bird As Holy GhostHoly Spirit
Was JeanJacques Rousseaus The Fantastic Queen Merely a TongueinCheeks Fairy Tale?
Countess Sophie De Sugurs Rosette AManichean MerryGoRound
George Sands The Castle Of Crooked Peak The Topography of Memory Manipulation
MAurice Maeterlincks Pellead and Melisande The Dying Complex
THE TWENTIETH CENTURY SLAUGHTERSCIENCESPIRITUALITY
Jean Coctaeus Beauty and the Beast The Plucking of a Rose
Andree Chedids The Suspended Heart The Mystery of Being
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