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The Uses of Enchantment by Bruno Bettelheim
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Jul 27, 07

bookshelves: academic, fairy-tales
Read in October, 2005

Bettelheim is a little bat-shit crazy sometimes, and he reads Freudian theory far too literally into classic fairy tales. The premise is interesting; his very literal execution is a little overboard.

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