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Fire in the Dragon and Other Psychoanalytic Essays on Folklore

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ISBN-10: 0691028680

ISBN-13: 9780691028682

Edition: 1992

Authors: G�za R�heim, Alan Dundes, G�za R�heim

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The only Freudian to have been originally trained in folklore and the first psychoanalytic anthropologist to carry out fieldwork, Gza Rcheim (1891-1953) contributed substantially to the worldwide study of cultures. Combining a global perspective with encyclopedic knowledge of ethnographic sources, this Hungarian analyst demonstrates the validity of Freudian theory in both Western and non-Western settings. These seventeen essays, written between 1922 and 1953, are among Rcheim's most significant published writings and are collected here for the first time to introduce a new generation of readers to his unique interpretations of myths, folktales, and legends. From Australian aboriginal…    
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List price: $48.00
Copyright year: 1992
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 7/15/1992
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 224
Size: 5.98" wide x 8.94" long x 0.63" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

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.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Psychoanalysis and the Folktale
The Significance of Stepping Over
Magic and Theft in European Folklore
Myth and Folktale
Saint Agatha and the Tuesday Woman
The Story of the Light That Disappeared
The Thread of Life
The Bear in the Haunted Mill
Culture Hero and Trickster in North American Mythology
Tom, Tit, Tot
Fire in the Dragon
Mythology of Arnhem Land
Fairy Tale and Dream
The Wolf and the Seven Kids
Hansel and Gretel
The Language of Birds
Dame Holle: Dream and Folktale (Grimm No. 24)
Index