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Monsters of our own making : the peculiar pleasures of fear

Author: Marina Warner
Publisher: Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Pbk. edView all editions and formats
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In Monsters of Our Own Making, Marina Warner explores the dark realm where ogres devour children and bogeymen haunt the night. She considers the enduring presence and popularity of male figures of  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Warner, Marina, 1946-
Monsters of our own making.
Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, 2007
(OCoLC)891545368
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Marina Warner
ISBN: 9780813191744 0813191742
OCLC Number: 76141589
Notes: Originally published: No go the bogeyman. New York : Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 1999.
Description: xii, 441 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations (some color), music ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue --
Introduction --
Scaring --
Here comes the bogeyman! --
Reflection --
Goya : Saturn devouring his child --
'My father he ate me ... ' --
Reflection --
The nymphaeum of the Emperor Tiberius --
The polyp and the cyclops --
The Devil's banquet --
Reflection --
The feast of Corpus Christi, 1996 : the patum of Berga, Catalonia --
'Hoc est corpus' --
'Now ... we can begin to feed' --'Terrors properly applied' --
Lulling --
Reflection --
Caravaggio : the rest on the flight into Egypt --
'Sing now mother ... what me shall befall' --
'Herod the king, in his raging' --
'And thou, oh nightengale' --
Making mock --
Reflection --
Louis Desprez : the chimera --
'In the genre of the monstrous' --
Circe's swine : 'wizard and brute' --
'All my business is my song' --
'Fee, fie, fo, fum' --
'Of the paltriness of things' --
Reflection --
Albert Eckhout : eight Brazilian portraits --
Going bananas --
Epilogue: 'Snip! snap! snip!' --
Afterword --
Notes --
Acknowledgements --
Index.
Other Titles: No go the bogeyman
Responsibility: Marina Warner.
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--Fear is alive and well.... Warner's volume delves into the fraught relations of pleasure and pain with fear.-- -- Journal of Folklore Research -This is an original and significant book that covers Read more...

 
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