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Bloody Mary in the Mirror

Essays in Psychoanalytic Folkloristics

Bloody Mary in the Mirror( )
Author: Dundes, Alan
ISBN:978-1-57806-461-8
Publication Date:May 2002
Publisher:University Press of Mississippi
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $50.00
Book Description:

Bloody Mary in the Mirror mixes Sigmund Freud with vampires and The Little Mermaid to see what new light psychoanalysis can bring to folklore techniques and forms.

Ever since Freud published his analysis of Jewish jokes in 1905 and his disciple Otto Rank followed with his groundbreaking The Myth of the Birth of the Hero in 1909, the psychoanalytic study of folklore has been an acknowledged part of applied psychoanalysis.

However, psychoanalysts,...
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Book Details
Pages:141
Detailed Subjects: Literary Criticism / Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.928 x 8.931 Inches
Book Weight:0.898 Pounds
Author Biography
Dundes, Alan (Author)
Anthropologist and folklorist Alan Dundes was born in 1934 in New York City. He received his BA in English in 1955 and his MAT in English in 1958, both from Yale University. He received his Ph.D in Folklore from Indiana University in 1962 and in 1963 he joined the teaching staff at the University of California, Berkley. He wrote over 250 journal articles and12 books and co-wrote more than 20 other books. In 1993, he became the first American to win the Pitre Prize's Sigillo d'Oro, which is an international life-time achievement award in folklore and ethnography. He died of a heart attack on March 30, 2004 at the age of 70.

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