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Warner, Marina 1946-

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Alone of all her sex : the myth and the cult of the Virgin Mary by Marina Warner( Book )
84 editions published between 1976 and 2016 in English and held by 2,463 libraries worldwide
This unique study of the cult of the Virgin Mary offers a way of thinking about the interrelations of Catholicism and ideas of ideal femininity over the longue duree. An ambitious history of the changing symbolism of the Mother of God, Alone of All Her Sex holds up to the light different emphases occurring at different times, and highlights that the apparent archetype of a magna mater is constantly in play with social and historical conditions and values. Marina Warner'sinteresting perspective was forged in the aftermath of significant postwar developments in history, anthropology, and feminism and the book inspired fierce debates when it was first published in 1976. Alone of All Her Sex is also an emotive, personal statement, arising from Warner's own upbringing as aCatholic. It picks up on classic accounts such as Mary MacCarthy's Memoirs of a Catholic Girlhood and Antonia White's Frost in May, as well as the author's own experiences at a Catholic boarding school. Highly controversial in conservative quarters, the book's arguments were welcomed and recognised by many readers who shared Warner's experiences. In this new edition, Marina Warner has written a new preface which reviews the book in the light of the current debate aboutsecularism, faith, nations, and social identities. She takes issue with her original mistaken conclusion that the modern age would see the cult of Mary fade away and revises it in the light of recent popes' enthusiasm for the Mother of God, a fresh wave of visions and revelations, a new generation of female saints, andthe reorientation of theological approaches to the woman question
Joan of Arc : the image of female heroism by Marina Warner( Book )
62 editions published between 1981 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,056 libraries worldwide
Joan has a unique role in Western imagination-she is one of the few true female heroes. Marina Warner uses her superb historical and literary skills to move beyond conventional biography and to capture the essence of Joan of Arc, both as she lived in her own time and as she has "grown" in the human imagination over the five centuries since her death. She has examined the court documents from Joan of Arc's 1431 Inquisition trial for heresy and woven the facts together with an analysis of the histories, biographies, plays, and paintings and sculptures that have appeared over time to honor this heroine and symbol of France's nationhood. Warner shows how the few facts that are known about the woman Joan have been shaped to suit the aims of those who have chosen her as their hero. The book places Joan in the context of the mythology of the female hero and takes note of her historical antecedents, both pagan and Christian and the role she has played up to the present as the embodiment of an ideal, whether as Amazon, saint, child of nature, or personification of virtue
From the beast to the blonde : on fairy tales and their tellers by Marina Warner( Book )
48 editions published between 1994 and 1999 in English and held by 1,957 libraries worldwide
Marina Warner looks at storytelling, at its practitioners and images in art, legend, and history - from the prophesying enchantresses who lure men to a false paradise to jolly Mother Goose, with her masqueraders in the real world, from sibyls and the Queen of Sheba to Angela Carter. The storytellers are frequently women (or were until men like Charles Perrault, the Brothers Grimm, and Hans Christian Andersen started writing down the women's stories), and Marina Warner asks how changing prejudices about women affect the status of fairy tales: are they sources of wisdom and moral guidance, or temptations encouraging indulgence in romantic and vengeful fantasies? From the Beast to the Blonde considers old wives' tales in all their luxuriant detail and with a strong sense of the historical contexts in which they developed. Ms. Warner's fresh new interpretations show us how the real-life themes in these famous stories evolved: rivalry and hatred between women ("Cinderella" and "The Sleeping Beauty"), the ways of men and marriage ("Bluebeard" and "Beauty and the Beast"), not to mention neglect, incest, death in childbirth, murder, and racial prejudice. As she suggests in her superb closing chapter, happy endings come only after stumbles and falls; yet in some sense the story of tale-telling is never done
The Dragon Empress; the life and times of Tzʻu-hsi, Empress Dowager of China, 1835-1908 by Marina Warner( Book )
40 editions published between 1972 and 1993 in English and held by 1,413 libraries worldwide
Once upon a time : a short history of fairy tale by Marina Warner( Book )
14 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 1,271 libraries worldwide
Marina Warner has loved fairy tales over her long writing career, and she explores here a multitude of tales through the ages, their different manifestations on the page, the stage, and the screen. From the phenomenal rise of Victorian and Edwardian literature to contemporary children's stories, Warner unfolds a glittering array of examples, from classics such as Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, and The Sleeping Beauty, the Grimm Brothers' Hansel and Gretel, and Hans Andersen's The Little Mermaid, to modern-day realizations including Walt Disney's Snow White and gothic interpretations such as Pan's Labyrinth. In ten succinct chapters, Marina Warner digs into a rich collection of fairy tales in their brilliant and fantastical variations, in order to define a genre and evaluate a literary form that keeps shifting through time and history. She makes a persuasive case for fairy tale as a crucial repository of human understanding and culture
Monuments & maidens : the allegory of the female form by Marina Warner( Book )
39 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in English and held by 1,189 libraries worldwide
Marina Warner explores the tradition of personifying liberty, justice, wisdom, charity, and other ideals and desiderata in the female form, and examines the tension between women's historic and symbolic roles. Drawing on the evidence of public art, especially sculpture, and painting, poetry, and classical mythology, she ranges over the allegorical presence of the woman in the Western tradition with a sharply observant eye and a piquant and engaging style
Stranger magic : charmed states and the Arabian nights by Marina Warner( Book )
24 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and German and held by 1,038 libraries worldwide
Our foremost theorist of myth, fairytale, and folktale explores the magical realm of the imagination where carpets fly and genies grant prophetic wishes. Stranger Magic explores the profound impact of the Arabian Nights on the West, the progressive exoticization of magic, and the growing acceptance of myth and magic in contemporary experience.--From publisher description
No go the bogeyman : scaring, lulling, and making mock by Marina Warner( Book )
21 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 1,021 libraries worldwide
In this work on the age old images and stories about frightening men the author goes beyond the terrain she covered in her previous book From the Beast to the Blonde. She explores the darker, wilder realm where ogres and giants devour children, where bogeymen haunt the night and each of us must face our bugaboos. The book considers the enduring presence and popularity of figures of male terror, establishing their origins in mythology and their current relation to ideas about sexuality and power, youth and age. Songs, stories, images, and films about frightening monsters have always been invented to allay the very terrors that our dreams of reason conjure up. The author shows how these images and stories, while they may unfold along different lines, scaring, lulling, or making mock, always have the strategic, simultaneous purpose of both arousing and controlling the underlying fear. In an analysis of material long overlooked by cultural critics, historians, and even psychologists, she revises our understanding of storytelling in contemporary culture, of masculine identity, racial stereotyping, and the dangerous, unthinking ways we perpetuate the bogeyman
Queen Victoria's sketchbook by Marina Warner( Book )
12 editions published between 1979 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 898 libraries worldwide
Presents paintings and sketches by the Queen, along with a narrative text drawn in part from her journals
The lost father by Marina Warner( Book )
31 editions published between 1988 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 796 libraries worldwide
Reconstructie van het leven in zuid-Italië vanaf 1900 tot en met de Tweede Wereldoorlog met aandacht voor de verschillende rollen van mannen en vrouwen
Fantastic metamorphoses, other worlds : ways of telling the self by Marina Warner( Book )
22 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 769 libraries worldwide
"Marina Warner explores the metaphorical power of metamorphoses in the evocation of human personality. Beginning with Ovid's great poem, The Metamorphoses, as the founding text of the metamorphic tradition, she takes us on a journey of exploration, into the fantastic art of Hieronymous Bosch, the legends of the Taino people, the life cycle of the butterfly, the myth of Leda and the Swan, the genealogy of the Zombie, the pantomime of Aladdin, the haunting of doppelgangers, the coming of photography, and the late fiction of Lewis Carroll."--The publisher
Indigo, or, Mapping the waters by Marina Warner( Book )
19 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in English and held by 691 libraries worldwide
Uneasy, who struggles with her Creole inheritance. When Xanthe decides they should return to Enfant-Beate to restore their fortunes, she binds the family closer to its past and awakens a history marked with passions and portents that takes the two women on very different paths of discovery. Sensuous and earthy, humorous and magical, Indigo is a novel of powerful originality and imagination
The time machine by H. G Wells( Book )
5 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 630 libraries worldwide
The first and greatest portrayal of time travel is printed with a newly established text, a full biographical essay on Wells, a list of further reading, and detailed notes
The meaning of the library : a cultural history by Alice Crawford( Book )
1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 603 libraries worldwide
"Tracing what the library has meant since its beginning, examining how its significance has shifted, and pondering its importance in the twenty-first century, significant contributors--including the librarian of the Congress and the former executive director of the HathiTrust--present a cultural history of the library"
The Leto bundle by Marina Warner( Book )
17 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 554 libraries worldwide
A secret mummy at the Museum of Albion gives way to the stories of the legendary Leto, who slips through time in different guises, always seeking a lost son, as she journeys from pre-history to the present day
Eyes, lies and illusions : the art of deception by Laurent Mannoni( Book )
30 editions published in 2004 in English and Chinese and held by 534 libraries worldwide
"Light and shadow, reflection, colour and motion - these are the primary elements of visual art. Shadow play, tricks of perspective, anamorphoses and magic lanterns have fascinated artists and craftsmen throughout the centuries and continue to inspire and stimulate the imagination to this day. The Art of Illusion explores this world of perceptual paradox through the astonishing collection of the German experimental filmmaker Werner Nekes, and the work of contemporary artists including Christian Boltanski, Carsten Holler, Tony Oursler and Markus Raetz.The Art of Illusion illustrates a vast range of intriguing optical media and artworks from the sixteenth to the twenty-first centuries - manuscripts, prints and books, optical devices and experiments, early cameras, games and toys."--Alibris
Man Ray portraits by Man Ray( Book )
10 editions published in 2013 in English and French and held by 502 libraries worldwide
"The artist May Ray (1890-1976) initially taught himself photography in order to reproduce his own works of art, but it became one of his preferred mediums. As a contributor to the Dada and Surrealist movements in Paris during the 1920s, Man Ray was perfectly placed to make defining images of his avant-garde contemporaries, including Jean Cocteau, Peggy Guggenheim, and Gertrude Stein. Man Ray also photographed his friends and lovers, among them Kiki de Montparnasse (Alice Prin), Lee Miller, who helped him discover the solarization printing process, and Ady Fidelin. Man Ray continued to take portrait photographs throughout his career, including little-known images from 1940s Hollywood, and of stars such as Ava Gardner and Catherine Deneuve taken during the 1950s and 1960s. An essential reference on Man Ray's life and work, this book includes an introduction by Terence Pepper and essay by Marina Warner exploring the artist's creativity and appetite for innovation and experimentation. Complete with first-hand testimonies from the artist's sitters and over 200 beautifully reproduced images, this handsome volume provides a survey of the finest portraits from one of the most inventive photographic artists of the 20th century."--Publisher's website
Phantasmagoria : spirit visions, metaphors, and media into the twenty-first century by Marina Warner( Book )
15 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 493 libraries worldwide
"Phantasmagoria explores ideas of spirit and soul since the Enlightenment; it traces metaphors that have traditionally conveyed the presence of immaterial forces, and reveals how pagan, classical, and Christian imagery about ethereal begins is embedded in a logic of the imagination, clothing spirits in the languages of air, clouds, light and shadow, glass, and ether itself."--Jacket
Scheherazade's children : global encounters with the Arabian Nights by Philip F Kennedy( Book )
7 editions published in 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 295 libraries worldwide
Scheherazade{u2019}s Children gathers together leading scholars to explore the reverberations of the Arabian Nights tales across a startlingly wide and transnational range of cultural endeavors
Marina Warner by Marina Warner( visu )
7 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and held by 24 libraries worldwide
Marina Warner speaks with Lisa Appignanesi about her life as a writer, historian and critic. Some of the topics they discuss are women and virginity, influences of Catholicism, gender and separation, women's history within fairy tales and a comparison of history and fiction
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Alternative Names
Marina Warner Brits schrijfster
Marina Warner écrivaine britannique
Marina Warner scrittrice inglese
Marina Warner Writer and mythographer
Shawcross, Marina Warner
Shawcross, Marina Warner 1946-
Uorner, Marina 1946-
Warner, M.
Warner, M. 1946-
Warner, M. S. 1946-
Warner, Marina
Warner, Marina S. 1946-
Warner, Marina Sarah 1946-
Уорнер, Марина
워너, 마리나
ウォーナー, マリーナ
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French (2)
German (1)
Chinese (1)
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