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Waking the world; classic tales of women and the heroic feminine

By: Chinen, Allan B
Material type: TextTextSeries: (Jeremy Tarcher/Putnam Book)New York G. P. Putnam's Sons c1996Description: xx, 280p.; bibliog. refs.; indexContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volume ISBN: 0-87477-818-2Subject(s): Tales, International | Tales--Psychological Aspects | Women--Psychology | Feminine principle | Transformation (Psychology) | Tales--Classification | Maiden without hands (Tale)
Contents:
Tales:. Warrior Wife (Tewa Pueblo). Maria Morevna (Russia). Three Little Eggs (Africa). Wise Wife (Iraq). Handless Maiden (Japan). Woman from the Egg (Germany). Two Sisters (Africa). Emme (Africa). Mother and the Demon (Japan). Siren Wife (Italy). Princess Marya and the Burbot (Siberia). Queen and the Murderer (Italy)
Abstract: 'Chosen from some seven thousand read by the author, these stories focus on mature women and set traditional plots on their pretty little ears. In these stories it is the man who sleeps, and the woman who must break the spell that imprisons both king and kingdom.'
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Fairy Tale : Queen and The Murderer (Italy) : Oppression and self-liberation.. Folk Tale : Warrior Wife (Tewa Pueblo) : Reclaiming power.. Fairy Tale : Maria Morevna (Russia) : The limits of power.. Fairy Tale : Three Little Eggs (Africa) : Intuition.. Fairy Tale : Wise Wife (Iraq) : Cleverness and courage.. Fairy Tale : Handless Maiden (Japan) : Healing and wilderness.. Fairy Tale : Woman From The Egg (Germany) : Resurrection and nature.. Fairy Tale : Two Sisters (Africa) : Sisters and liberation.. Fairy Tale : Emme (Africa) : Rescuing the true self.. Fairy Tale : Mother and The Demon (Japan) : Sisters of nature.. Fairy Tale : Siren Wife (Italy) : Return from the sisters.. Fairy Tale : Princess Marya and The Burbot (Siberia) : Rescuing the prince.. Analytical Psychology and Women : There is more to women's culture and mythology than spinning wheels. Fairy tales draw directly from the unconscious.. Feminine Archetype : Women are protagonists in these stories but not in the subplots. 'For the subplot is the archetypal story, which is not a story of the war between men and women, but rather of the alienation - and eventual reconciliation - between the Masculine and the Feminine'. Storytelling : Women's storytelling, pxvii.. Transformation (Psychology) : 'Transformation, a symbolic process that produces a change in consciousness, is a feature of nearly all these tales', pxiii.. Fairy Tales -- Themes, Motives : Weaving women's stories / the distinctive features of women' s tales, pxvi-xix.. Indians of North America -- Peoples -- Pueblo (Tewa) -- Folklore : 'Warrior Wife'

Foreword by June Singer.

Tales:. Warrior Wife (Tewa Pueblo). Maria Morevna (Russia). Three Little Eggs (Africa). Wise Wife (Iraq). Handless Maiden (Japan). Woman from the Egg (Germany). Two Sisters (Africa). Emme (Africa). Mother and the Demon (Japan). Siren Wife (Italy). Princess Marya and the Burbot (Siberia). Queen and the Murderer (Italy)

'Chosen from some seven thousand read by the author, these stories focus on mature women and set traditional plots on their pretty little ears. In these stories it is the man who sleeps, and the woman who must break the spell that imprisons both king and kingdom.'

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