The Uses of Enchantment: The Meaning and Importance of Fairy Tales

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The great child psychologist gives us a moving revelation of the enormous and irreplaceable value of fairy tales - how they educate, support and liberate the emotions of children.

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Bettelheim argues convincingly that fairy tales provide a unique way for children to come to terms with the dilemmas of their inner lives. The Atlantic
A charming book about enchantment, a profound book about fairy tales. John Updike, The New York Times Book Review

A splendid achievement, brimming with useful ideas, with insights into how young children read and understand, and most of all overflowing with a realistic optimism and with an experienced and therapeutic good will. Harold Bloom, The New York Review of Books
Provocative and persuasive. Boston Globe"

"Bettelheim argues convincingly that fairy tales provide a unique way for children to come to terms with the dilemmas of their inner lives." --The Atlantic

"A charming book about enchantment, a profound book about fairy tales." --John Updike, The New York Times Book Review

"A splendid achievement, brimming with useful ideas, with insights into how young children read and understand, and most of all overflowing with a realistic optimism and with an experienced and therapeutic good will." --Harold Bloom, The New York Review of Books

"Provocative and persuasive." --Boston Globe

About the Author:

Bruno Bettelheim was born in Vienna in 1903. He received his doctorate at the University of Vienna and came to America in 1939, after a year in the concentration camps of Dachau and Buchenwald. He was a Distinguished Professor of Education and Professor of both psychology and psychiatry at the University of Chicago. He died in 1990.

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