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No go the bogeyman : scaring, lulling, and making mock

Author: Marina Warner
Publisher: London : Vintage, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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Travelling from ogres to cradle songs, from bananas to cannibals, Warner traces the roots of our commonest anxieties, unravelling the myths and fears which define human sensibilities. She looks at  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Marina Warner
ISBN: 9780099739814 009973981X
OCLC Number: 693346521
Notes: Originally published: London: Chatto & Windus, 1998.
Description: xii, 435 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
Contents: pt. 1. Scaring --
ch. 1. 'Here comes the Bogeyman!' --
Reflection: Goya: 'Saturn devouring his child' --
ch. 2. 'My father he ate me' --
Reflection: the nyumphaeum of the Emperor Tiberius --
ch. 3. Polyp and the Cyclops --
ch. 4. Devil's banquet --
Reflection: the Feast of Corpus Christi, 1996: the Patum of Berga, Catalonia --
ch. 5. 'Hoc est corpus' --
ch. 6. 'Now...we can begin to feed' --
ch. 7. 'Terrors properly applied' --
pt. 2. Lulling --
Reflection: Caravaggio: the rest on the flight into Egypt --
ch. 8. 'Sing now mother...what me shall befall' --
ch. 9. 'Herod the King, in his raging' --
ch. 10. 'And thou, oh nightengale' --
pt. 3. Making mock --
Reflection: Louis Desprez: the Chimera --
ch. 11. 'In the genre of the monstrous' --
ch. 12. Circe's swine: 'Wizard and Brute' --
ch. 13. 'All my business is my song' --
ch. 14. 'Fee fie fo fum' --
ch. 15. 'Of the paltriness of things' --
Reflection: Albert Eckhout: eight Brazilian portraits --
ch. 16. Going bananas.
Responsibility: Marina Warner.

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