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Warner, Marina 1946-

Works: 267 works in 878 publications in 6 languages and 27,026 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Folklore  Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc  Exhibition catalogs  Domestic fiction  History  Interviews  Catalogs 
Roles: Author of introduction, Editor, Interviewee, Interviewer, Collaborator, Narrator, Author of afterword, colophon, etc.
Classifications: BT602, B
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Publications about Marina Warner
Publications by Marina Warner
Most widely held works by Marina Warner
Alone of all her sex : the myth and the cult of the Virgin Mary by Marina Warner( Book )
64 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,503 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 feminis
Joan of Arc : the image of female heroism by Marina Warner( Book )
43 editions published between 1981 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,075 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 )
38 editions published between 1994 and 1999 in English and held by 1,969 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
Monuments & maidens : the allegory of the female form by Marina Warner( Book )
29 editions published between 1985 and 2000 in English and held by 1,172 libraries worldwide
No go the bogeyman : scaring, lulling, and making mock by Marina Warner( Book )
15 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 1,142 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
The Dragon Empress; the life and times of Tzʻu-hsi, Empress Dowager of China, 1835-1908 by Marina Warner( Book )
7 editions published between 1972 and 1986 in English and held by 1,028 libraries worldwide
Stranger magic : charmed states and The Arabian nights by Marina Warner( Book )
22 editions published between 2011 and 2013 in English and held by 950 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 examines 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
Queen Victoria's sketchbook by Marina Warner( Book )
10 editions published between 1979 and 1981 in English and held by 938 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 )
24 editions published between 1988 and 1998 in English and held by 821 libraries worldwide
The story of Anna and her maternal grandfather, Davide Pittagora. Anna is writing a novel -"The Duel"--About her grandfather who died young from injuries received in a duel. Anna imagines she knows what the reason for the duel was, and writes her novel around her assumptions
Fantastic metamorphoses, other worlds : ways of telling the self by Marina Warner( Book )
17 editions published between 2002 and 2007 in English and held by 741 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." -- from the publisher
Indigo, or, Mapping the waters by Marina Warner( Book )
21 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in English and German and held by 737 libraries worldwide
Indigo is a shimmering, lyrical novel about power and transformation. Inspired by Shakespeare's magic play The Tempest, prizewinning writer Marina Warner refashions the drama to explore the restless conflicts between the inhabitants of a Caribbean island and the English family who settled it. From that violent moment in the seventeenth century when the English buccaneer Kit Everard arrives at Enfant-Beate, the islanders' fate is intertwined, often tragically, with that
The Leto bundle by Marina Warner( Book )
13 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and held by 630 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
The green issue ( file )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 610 libraries worldwide
Phantasmagoria : spirit visions, metaphors, and media into the twenty-first century by Marina Warner( Book )
10 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 458 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."--BOOK JACKET
The skating party by Marina Warner( Book )
11 editions published between 1982 and 1992 in English and held by 424 libraries worldwide
Six myths of our time : little angels, little monsters, beautiful beasts, and more by Marina Warner( Book )
6 editions published between 1994 and 1995 in English and Polish and held by 417 libraries worldwide
Eyes, lies and illusions : the art of deception by Laurent Mannoni( Book )
9 editions published in 2004 in English and Chinese and held by 415 libraries worldwide
Part 1 is a catalogue of an exhibition held at ACMI, 2 November 2006 to 11 February 2007 -- Part 2 contains public programs dealing with vision and perception
The dragon empress: life and times of Tzʻu-hsi, 1835-1908, Empress dowager of China by Marina Warner( Book )
23 editions published between 1972 and 1993 in English and held by 408 libraries worldwide
Gothic nightmares : Fuseli, Blake and the Romantic imagination by Martin Myrone( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 394 libraries worldwide
L'Atalante by Marina Warner( Book )
12 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and French and held by 393 libraries worldwide
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Alternative Names
Shawcross, Marina Warner, 1946-
Warner, M.
Warner, M. 1946-
Warner, M. S. 1946-
Warner, Marina S. 1946-
Warner, Marina Sarah, 1946-
ウォーナー, マリーナ
English (397)
German (2)
French (1)
Chinese (1)
Italian (1)
Polish (1)
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