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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

CLOSED Giveaway: The Uses of Enchantment, from Edie!

The Uses of Enchantment
Bruno Bettelheim

Bruno Bettelheim was one of the great child psychologists of the twentieth century and perhaps none of his books has been more influential than this revelatory study of fairy tales and their universal importance in understanding childhood development.

Analyzing a wide range of traditional stories, from the tales of Sindbad to “The Three Little Pigs,” “Hansel and Gretel,” and “The Sleeping Beauty,” Bettelheim shows how the fantastical, sometimes cruel, but always deeply significant narrative strands of the classic fairy tales can aid in our greatest human task, that of finding meaning for one’s life.

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Thanks to the lovely Edie @ Silence in the Library, we have a copy of The Uses of Enchantment to offer 1 lucky winner!  (Thanks, Edie!)  This book is a must for the truly fairy tale obsessed (yes, Misty has read it...).

To enter, fill out the form below.  
Please note, this giveaway is on The Book Rat and Books From Bleh to Basically Amazing - please only enter once; multiple entries will be deleted.
Ends May 5th May 8th!
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  1. Ah Bruno, he's so steeped in controversy. Though his theories are interesting (where fairy tales give dimensions to a kid's imagination...etc). I like Jack Zipes too but then again, he is one of the leading folk tale theorists. Also Marina Warner. Her Beast to the Blonde book contains some really interesting articles and insights about fairy tales.

  2. Yeah, isn't he though? I mean, as I was reading, I was thinking 'You old crackpot... ooh, but I like that bit there...'

  3. Thanks for the giveaway. Book sounds amazing.I'm addicted to fairy tales.

  4. I love the vintage throw back cover.

  5. This one sounds so interesting. Thanks for the giveaway!

  6. I have now this book on my wishlist. Thank you for this chance! :D


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