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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 )

105 editions published between 1976 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 2,623 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 )

58 editions published between 1981 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,051 WorldCat member 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 )

50 editions published between 1994 and 2004 in 4 languages and held by 1,980 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 3 languages and held by 1,432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biografie van keizerin Tzu-hsi (1835-1908) die tijdens vele regentschappen voor haar zoon en diens opvolgers een onaantastbare machtspositie in het Chinese keizerrijk verwierf
Monuments & maidens : the allegory of the female form by Marina Warner( Book )

50 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,263 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
Once upon a time : a short history of fairy tale by Marina Warner( Book )

11 editions published between 2014 and 2016 in English and held by 1,172 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
No go the bogeyman : scaring, lulling, and making mock by Marina Warner( Book )

22 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 1,117 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
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 1,035 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 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
Queen Victoria's sketchbook by Marina Warner( Book )

12 editions published between 1979 and 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 906 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents paintings and sketches by the Queen, along with a narrative text drawn in part from her journals
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 770 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 )

22 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 710 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 Leto bundle by Marina Warner( Book )

16 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and Undetermined and held by 570 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 )

32 editions published in 2004 in English and Chinese and held by 535 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
The meaning of the library : a cultural history by Alice Crawford( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 529 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"
Man Ray portraits by Man Ray( Book )

10 editions published in 2013 in English and French and held by 493 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 )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 487 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
Wonder tales( Book )

18 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 467 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six illustrated 17th Century fantasy tales from France on the subject of love, written by aristocrats. In The White Cat, a prince falls in love with a lady cat who lives in a palace, while in Bearskin, another prince falls in love with a she-bear. All with a moral and with happy endings
Scheherazade's children : global encounters with the Arabian Nights by Marina Warner( Book )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 291 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 )

6 editions published between 1988 and 1990 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
Footage by Marina Warner( Book )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

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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-

Warner, M.

Warner, M. 1946-

Warner, M. S. 1946-

Warner, Marina S. 1946-

Warner, Marina Sarah 1946-

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 mockFantastic metamorphoses, other worlds : ways of telling the selfIndigo, or, Mapping the watersThe Leto bundle