THE FORGOTTEN LANGUAGE by Erich Fromm

THE FORGOTTEN LANGUAGE

KIRKUS REVIEW

A popular popularizer of psychiatry correlates the symbolism of dreams and myths and fairy tales and the symbolic language they have in common. Here, at an accessible level, is the quality of dream activity, its distortion as well as its acute insight; the Freudian and Jungian concepts of dream interpretation, as well as his own; its historic pattern in earlier times, Oriental, Biblical, Talmudic, medieval, etc.; the most significant principles which govern interpretation with illustrations from generic types of dreams; and an example of myth in the Oedipus story, of fairy tale in ""Little Red Cap"" (Little Red Riding Hood), of ritual in the observance of Sabbath, and of the symbolical novel in Franz Kafka... Intended for the student as well as the layman, this is a general orientation rather than a depth probe.

Publisher: Rinehart