Bruno Bettelheim

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General Information

Name: Bruno Bettelheim

Pen Name: None

Genres: Non-Fiction, Other;

Born: 1903 in Vienna, Austria-Hungary

Deceased: 1990 in Silver Spring, Maryland

Illinois Connection

Bruno Bettelheim lived and worked in Chicago from 1939 until his retirement in 1973.

Biographical and Professional Information

Bettelheim arrived by ship as a refugee in New York City in late 1939 to join his wife Gina, who had already emigrated. He soon moved to Chicago and became a naturalized U.S. citizen in 1944 until 1973. The University of Chicago appointed Bettelheim as a professor of psychology and he taught there from 1944 until his retirement in 1973. was an Austrian-born American child psychologist and writer. He gained an international reputation for his work on Freud, psychoanalysis, and emotionally disturbed children. He took his own life in 1990.

Published Works

  • Freud and Man's Soul: An Important Re-Interpretation of Freudian Theory, Vintage, 1983
  • A Good Enough Parent : A Book on Child-Rearing, Vinage, 1988
  • The Uses of Enchantment: The Meaning and Importance of Fairy Tales , Vintage, 2010

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

A Good Enough Parent : A Book on Child-Rearing

ISBN: 0394757769
Release Date: 1988-03-12

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The Uses of Enchantment: The Meaning and Importance of Fairy Tales

ISBN: 0307739635
Release Date: 2010-05-11

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Literary Awards

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

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External Links

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Bruno Bettelheim on Amazon


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