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Signs & wonders : essays on literature & culture

Author: Marina Warner
Publisher: London : Chatto & Windus, 2003.
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"This collection draws together essays written over twenty-five years, offering a wide-ranging retrospective of Marina Warner's developing ideas. Whether writing on literature, drama, film or opera, or on religion, politics, gender and language, Marina Warner displays a rare gift for blending historical and anthropological insights with deft and perceptive readings of individual works." "The sections of the book
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Warner, Marina, 1946-
Signs & wonders.
London : Chatto & Windus, 2003
(OCoLC)607024864
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Marina Warner
ISBN: 0701173327 9780701173326
OCLC Number: 52327104
Description: xii, 516 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Prologue: Seeking the Slant --
1. Early Encounters --
The Bitch Route 13 --
The Crushed Butterflies of War --
My Day --
Jessica Mitford --
Bob Treuhaft --
The Female Form Defined --
Mrs Thatcher --
Making It Big in the New World --
Angela Carter --
2. Words and Symbols --
Saint Paul: Let Women Keep Silent --
Christine de Pizan: The Book of the City of Ladies --
Watch your Tongues --
Obscenity --
Fighting Talk --
Saint Cunera's Scarf --
Language, Power, Fear --
The Sign of the Dollar --
3. Bodies and Minds --
Harmoniously Arranged Livers --
Magic Zones --
The Virtue of Incest --
The Marquise Unmasked: Les Liaisons dangereuses --
'Wild at Heart': Manon Lescaut --
In the Mirror of Madness: Elaine Showalter --
Fasting Girls --
Bloated --
Body Politic: Madonna --
Sites of Desire --
Love's Work: Gillian Rose --
Is There Another Place from which the Dickhead's Self Can Speak? --
4. Faiths and Marvels --
Wrestling with the Oldest Rules: The First Commandment --
Signs of the Times: Touching Tears --
Omens of Millennium --
Suffering Souls --
The Greatest Saint after Sainte Marie --
The Triumph of the Moon --
Dom Sylvestor Houedard --
Showers of Toads --
Amber --
Poison --
5. Shakespearean Transformations --
Rough Magic and Sweet Lullaby --
Shakespeare and the Goddess --
Maps of Elsewhere --
Shakespeare's Caliban --
The Silence of Sycorax --
Its Own Dark Styx: Caryl Phillips --
Castaway on the Ocean of Story --
6. Creole --
Between the Colonist and the Creole --
Noonday Devils --
Siren/Hyphen; or 'The Maid Beguiled' --
Cannibals and Kings: King Kong --
Bananas --
Zombie: The Devil Inside --
7. Fairies, Myths and Magic --
Aesop --
Roberto Calasso --
Louis XIV --
La Fontaine --
Under the Executioner's Sword --
Laughter and Hope in the Old Wives' Tale --
Mother Russia --
8. Reworking the Tale --
Combat Myths --
Donkey Business, Donkey Work: In the House of Crossed Desires --
'Large as life, and twice as natural': Lewis Carroll --
Struwwelpeter --
Revelling in Hope --
Cunning and High Spirits --
The Inexpressible Closeness of the Deer --
Hoopoe: Ted Hughes --
Myth and Faerie: Rewritings and Recoveries --
Coda: Who's Sorry Now?
Other Titles: Signs and wonders
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