Marie-Louise von Franz Writing Styles in The Interpretation of Fairy Tales

Marie-Louise von Franz
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Perspective

Author Marie-Louise Von Franz was heavily influenced by psychologist/theorist Carl Jung. She adopted all of his theories about the collective unconscious and adapted them (in this volume) to the interpretation of fairy tales. In doing so, she is carrying on Jung's research and extending his legacy. Naturally, she is heavily invested in Jungian theories, and she uses these sets of theories in her work at the exclusion of other theories.

Von Franz was also a practicing psychologist, a woman who believed in the power of dreams and who conducted extensive dream interpretation sessions with her patients. Von Franz strongly believes the unconscious mind is an extremely fruitful avenue of exploration, and that our unconscious mind can reveal truths about ourselves that are often lost on the conscious mind.

Von Franz displays a very impressive depth and breadth of understanding about mythology, story structure, world cultures, fairy tales...

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