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Warner, Marina 1946-

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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 )

86 editions published between 1976 and 2016 in English and held by 2,464 WorldCat member 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's interesting perspective was forged in the aftermath of significant postwar developments in history, anthropology, and feminism
Joan of Arc : the image of female heroism by Marina Warner( Book )

63 editions published between 1981 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,050 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Joan of Arc (French: Jeanne d'Arc, IPA: [{7f0292}an dak]; ca. 1412[4] ? 30 May 1431), nicknamed "The Maid of Orléans" (French: La Pucelle d'Orléans), is a folk heroine of France and a Roman Catholic saint. She was born a peasant girl in what is now eastern France. Claiming divine guidance, she led the French army to several important victories during the Hundred Years' War, which paved the way for the coronation of Charles VII of France. She was captured by the Burgundians, transferred to the English in exchange for money, put on trial by the pro-English Bishop of Beauvais Pierre Cauchon for charges of "insubordination and heterodoxy", and was burned at the stake for heresy when she was 19 years old. Twenty-five years after her execution, an inquisitorial court authorized by Pope Callixtus III examined the trial, pronounced her innocent, and declared her a martyr.[6] Joan of Arc was beatified in 1909 and canonized in 1920."--Wikipedia
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 1,956 WorldCat member 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 1,396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Once upon a time : a short history of fairy tale by Marina Warner( Book )

15 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 1,301 WorldCat member 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 )

41 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in English and held by 1,187 WorldCat member 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 1,034 WorldCat member 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
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 1,016 WorldCat member 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 890 WorldCat member 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 )

33 editions published between 1988 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 780 WorldCat member 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 WorldCat member 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 )

20 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 682 WorldCat member 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 meaning of the library : a cultural history by Alice Crawford( Book )

2 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 640 WorldCat member 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"--Dust jacket flap
The time machine by H. G Wells( Book )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 631 WorldCat member 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 Leto bundle by Marina Warner( Book )

17 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 547 WorldCat member 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 )

31 editions published in 2004 in English and Chinese and held by 537 WorldCat member 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 504 WorldCat member 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 495 WorldCat member 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 298 WorldCat member 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( Visual )

7 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member 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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From the beast to the blonde : on fairy tales and their tellers
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


Joan of Arc : the image of female heroismFrom the beast to the blonde : on fairy tales and their tellersThe Dragon Empress; the life and times of Tzʻu-hsi, Empress Dowager of China, 1835-1908Monuments & maidens : the allegory of the female formNo go the bogeyman : scaring, lulling, and making mockThe lost fatherFantastic metamorphoses, other worlds : ways of telling the selfIndigo, or, Mapping the waters