Bruno Bettelheim was Professor of Psychology at the University of Chicago from 1944 to 1973. He died in 1990.
"Bettelheim argues convincingly that fairy tales provide a unique
way for children to come to terms with the dilemmas of their inner
lives." --"The Atlantic"
"A charming book about enchantment, a profound book about fairy tales." --John Updike, "The New York Times Book Review"
"A splendid achievement, brimming with useful ideas, with insights into how young children read and understand, and most of all overflowing with a realistic optimism and with an experienced and therapeutic good will." --Harold Bloom, "The New York Review of Books "
"Provocative and persuasive." --"Boston Globe"