Marie-Louise von Franz was renowned on several counts. She was a first-rate and compassionate analyst. She was the closest colleague of C.G. Jung, with whom she worked for over 30 years, and contributed a great deal to his major works, particularly his monumental studies on psychology and alchemy. She was also the author of a number of books including a whole collection on the psychology of fairy tales, and was a leading authority in this field.
What is exceptional about her books on fairy tales is their readability. She possessed few theoretical formulations, and her direct and colloquial style of English (not her mother tongue) makes her writing easily accessible and as fascinating to read ... (click title for more)