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Spinning Straw into Gold What Fairy Tales Reveal about the Transformations in a Woman's Life

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ISBN-10: 0394585321

ISBN-13: 9780394585321

Edition: 2005

Authors: Joan Gould

List price: $25.95
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"Throughout this illuminating book, Gould delves into the deeper meanings behind fairy tales and myths - helping you to understand not only what your choice of fairy tale may mean for you, but also what you need to be doing during the three main stages of development: maiden, matron, and crone."--BOOK JACKET.
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Book details

List price: $25.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 2/22/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 432
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

JOAN GOULD’ s work has appeared in many publications, including The New York Times, Esquire, and Sports Illustrated. The author of "Spirals," she lives in Rye, New York.

Introduction : spinning straw into gold
Maiden : the age of attraction
Snow White : breaking away from mother
Snow White : tempted by the witch's wares
Cinderella : surviving adolescence
Cinderella : stepping into the dance
Sleeping Beauty : going to sleep a girl ...
Sleeping Beauty : ... waking as a woman
Sleeping Beauty, American style
Beauties and beasts : borne on the back of desire
Beauties and beasts : descending into the body
Beauties and beasts : looking love in the face
Matron : the age of attachment
The white bride and the black bride : the discovery of two selves
Rapunzel and Jane Eyre : confronting the madwoman in the attic
The seal wife : hungry for intimacy, thirsty for silence
Blubeard's wife and the Fitcher's bird : taking her life in her hands
Crone : the age of the spirit
Hansel and Gretel : life in the light of death
Demeter and Persephone : the beautiful mysteries