Hans Christian Andersen's haunting and enigmatic tale, The Snow Queen, has not only enchanted generations of children, but has also fascinated and puzzled adults. Lederer uncovers the roots of this perennial enchantment by interweaving an astute psychological analysis of the fairy tale with an account of Andersen's life. Engaging and highly readable, this book is suffused with perceptions culled from psychology, folklore, and myth.
|Publisher:||University of California Press|
|Product dimensions:||5.51(w) x 8.66(h) x (d)|
About the Author
Wolfgang Lederer is Clinical Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Francisco.