The Cat: A Tale of Feminine Redemption Marie-Louise von Franz (Zürich)
ISBN 0-919123-84-7. 8 illustrations. Index. 128 pp. 1999. $25.00
“The Cat” is a Romanian fairy tale about a princess who at the age of seventeen is bewitched—turned into a cat. Von Franz unravels the symbolic threads in this story, from enchantment to beating, the ringing of bells, golden apples, somersaults, witches, etc. Throughout,, she explores the great themes of redemption and the union of opposites. Grounded in experience.