Fire in the Dragon and Other Psychoanalytic Essays on Folklore

Fire in the Dragon and Other Psychoanalytic Essays on Folklore

by Geza Roheim
     
 

"For those who have not previously read Rheim and who have at least an open mind on the possibility of applying psychoanalytic theory to folklore, you have an exciting intellectual treat in store for you. Once having read Rheim, you will never be able to look at folklore again as you did before exposure to these remarkable essays."—Alan Dundes, from the

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"For those who have not previously read Rheim and who have at least an open mind on the possibility of applying psychoanalytic theory to folklore, you have an exciting intellectual treat in store for you. Once having read Rheim, you will never be able to look at folklore again as you did before exposure to these remarkable essays."—Alan Dundes, from the Introduction

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691028682
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
06/25/1992
Series:
Mythos: The Princeton/Bollingen Series in World Mythology Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Ch. 1Psychoanalysis and the Folktale3
Ch. 2The Significance of Stepping Over11
Ch. 3Magic and Theft in European Folklore19
Ch. 4Myth and Folktale29
Ch. 5Saint Agatha and the Tuesday Woman43
Ch. 6The Story of the Light That Disappeared59
Ch. 7The Thread of Life87
Ch. 8The Bear in the Haunted Mill103
Ch. 9Culture Hero and Trickster in North American Mythology115
Ch. 10Tom, Tit, Tot123
Ch. 11Fire in the Dragon129
Ch. 12Mythology of Arnhem Land139
Ch. 13Fairy Tale and Dream147
Ch. 14The Wolf and the Seven Kids161
Ch. 15Hansel and Gretel167
Ch. 16The Language of Birds171
Ch. 17Dame Holle: Dream and Folktale (Grimm No. 24)181
Index193

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