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Marina Warner

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Marina Warner is a novelist, cultural historian and critic. Her fiction includes Indigo, The Lost Father (winner of a Commonwealth Writers’ Prize and shortlisted for the Booker Prize), as well as a collection of stories, Mermaids in the Basement. Among her acclaimed non-fiction works are Alone of All Her Sex, Monuments and Maidens, Joan of Arc, From the Beast to the Blonde, No Go The Bogeyman and Managing Monsters (1994 Reith Lectures).

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Alone of All Her Sex

Written by Marina Warner

Format: Trade Paperback, 488 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 12, 1983
Price: $20.00

Devoting various sections of the book to each of the various roles Mary has assumed--Virgin, Queen, Bride, Mother, Intercessor--and drawing on official dogma, folk legend, art, history, literature, and psychology, Warner shows how the figure of Mary has shaped and been shaped by changing social and historical circumstances from the first... Read more >

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Six Myths of Our Time
Little Angels, Little Monsters, Beautiful Beasts, and More
Written by Marina Warner

Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 31, 1995
Price: $14.00

In these six essays, adapted from the BBC's Reith Lectures, Warner explores the ancient underpinnings of many current cultural debates. Linking Frankenstein to video games and Shakespeare's Caliban to Hannibal Lecter; examining Jurassic Park as a work of covert misogynist propaganda; and tracing the influence of Aeschylus and the brothers Grimm... Read more >
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