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rachel85
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(11/28/06 6:36 am)

sleeping beauty and sexual symbolism
hello, i am currently writing a 10,000 word dissertation on sexual symbolism and the feminine in various tales of Sleeping Beauty. i was wondering if anyone knew of any books that would be helpful in these areas?
thanks!

katherine
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(11/28/06 11:43 am)


Re: sleeping beauty and sexual symbolism
Have a read of Bruno Bettleheim's 'uses of enchantment', which looks in depth at all the popular fairytales and their psycho-sexual symbolism. Also Angela Carter's 'The Bloody Chamber and other stories', in which she re-writes fairytales in a way which uncovers their blatent sexual content.
Good luck!
kat

katherine
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(11/28/06 11:57 am)

Re: sleeping beauty and sexual symbolism
....oh yes, and 'Women who run with the wolves' by Clarissa Pinlola Estes - another very popular book to do with sexual symbolism in european fairytales and folklore.

rachel85
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(11/28/06 4:21 pm)

Re: sleeping beauty and sexual symbolism
thanks so much i will check them out!

Gardner Productions
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(11/28/06 9:19 pm)

Re: sleeping beauty and sexual symbolism
I know that in another version of Sleeping Beauty she gets raped..

San Hime
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(12/9/06 12:53 pm)

Re: sleeping beauty and sexual symbolism
There is a trilogy of books by A.N. Roquelaure (aka, Anne Rice), which is pretty much the Sleeping Beauty story told by way of pornography. Sleeping Beauty is raped by the prince and made into a sex slave.

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