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Author Warner, Marina, 1946-

Title Stranger magic : charmed states and The Arabian nights / Marina Warner.

Imprint Cambridge, MA : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2012.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    398.22 WAR    Available
Description xx, 540 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [499]-516) and index.
Contents Introduction -- Pt. I. Solomon the wise king -- Pt. II. Dark arts; strange Gods -- Pt. III. Active goods -- Pt. IV. Oriental masquerades -- Pt. V. Flights of reason -- Conclusion : 'All the story of the night told over ...'.
Summary 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.
Subject Arabian nights -- Influence.
Magic in literature.
Myth in literature.
ISBN 9780674055308 (alk. paper)
0674055306 (alk. paper)

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