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Off with Their Heads! Fairy Tales and the Culture of Childhood

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4.2 out of 5
Based on 30 Ratings and 9 Reviews

Book Description



When Hansel and Gretel try to eat the witch's gingerbread house in the
woods, are they indulging their "uncontrolled cravings" and
"destructive desires" or are they simply responding normally to the
hunger pangs they feel after being abandoned by their parents?
Challenging Bruno Bettelheim and other critics who read fairy tales as
enactments of children's untamed urges... More
Book Information
PublisherPrinceton University Press
BindingPaperback (2 editions)
Reading LevelUncategorized
# of Pages332
ISBN-100691000883
ISBN-13978-0691000886
Publication Date10/04/1993
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About Maria Tatar (Author) : Maria Tatar is a published author and an editor of children's books and young adult books. Some of the published credits of Maria Tatar include Enchanted Hunters: The Power of Stories in Childhood, Th... more
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