Eugen Drewermann

Who Am I?

Need and Greed - Grimm's Fairy tales Interpreted on the Level of Depth Psychology

»Greed! Whoever criticises capitalism without really understanding the economic system of the so-called ‘free’ market falls for this point: Everything evil comes from people being ‘like this’! They are excessive in their demands and never get enough. ‘The more he has, the more he wants,’ is how the saying goes. The state of the world can only improve if ‘the human being’ could change. But: How can ‘the human being’ change?« E. DREWERMANN

Eugen Drewermann interprets the following Grimm’s’ Children’s and Household Tales (better known as Grimm’s’ Fairy Tales): »The Fisherman and His Wife«, »The Mouse, the Bird, and the Sausage«, »The Straw, the Coal, and the Bean« and »The Little Folk’s Presents«. The four fairy tales collected in this volume all describe people or beings who could actually be quite content with themselves and their living conditions, but they are not. Eugen Drewermann explores the causes for this.

  • Insights into a current social phenomenon
  • Successful fairy tale series for many years

ISBN: 978-3-8436-1062-9
Hardcover with dust jacket
232 pages
Format 14 x 22 cm
EUR 29.00

Title in German

The Author

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Eugen Drewermann

Eugen Drewermann, born in 1940, has a doctorate in theology. When he was suspended from the priesthood and the teaching profession, he began a career as a psychotherapist and writer. To date he has written more than eighty books and his works have been translated into more than a dozen languages.