The Uses of Enchantment: The Meaning and Importance of Fairy Tales

Author: Bettelheim, Bruno; Publisher: Random


A Freudian defense of fairy tales as a means of universal communication.

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Notable Books for Adults

Since 1944, the goal of the Notable Books Council has been to make available to the nation’s readers a list of 25 very good, very readable, and at times very important fiction, nonfiction, and poetry books for the adult reader. Please visit for the most current lists and information.

1976 - Selection(s)