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Product Description: A playful and erudite look at the origins of language In the beginning there was one language―one tongue that Adam used to compose the first poem, an elegy for Abel. “These days, no one bothers to ask about the tongue of Adam...read more
By Marina Warner (introduced by)

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9780811224932 | New Directions, November 1, 2016, cover price $13.95 | About this edition: A playful and erudite look at the origins of language In the beginning there was one language―one tongue that Adam used to compose the first poem, an elegy for Abel.

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Product Description: From wicked queens, beautiful princesses, elves, monsters, and goblins to giants, glass slippers, poisoned apples, magic keys, and mirrors, the characters and images of fairy tales have cast a spell over readers and audiences, both adults and children, for centuries...read more

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9780198718659 | Oxford Univ Pr, December 15, 2014, cover price $18.95 | About this edition: From wicked queens, beautiful princesses, elves, monsters, and goblins to giants, glass slippers, poisoned apples, magic keys, and mirrors, the characters and images of fairy tales have cast a spell over readers and audiences, both adults and children, for centuries.

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9780198779858 | Oxford Univ Pr, September 28, 2016, cover price $13.95 | About this edition: From wicked queens, beautiful princesses, elves, monsters, and goblins to giants, glass slippers, poisoned apples, magic keys, and mirrors, the characters and images of fairy tales have cast a spell over readers and audiences, both adults and children, for centuries.

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Product Description: This publication documents the three-piece installation Tres Aguas by Basque sculptor Cristina Iglesias (born 1956) in Toledo, Spain. Strategically placed next to the historic water tower, the town square and the convent of Santa Clara, Iglesias’ creations mirror the movement of water throughout the city...read more

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9788416354757 | Turner, February 23, 2016, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: This publication documents the three-piece installation Tres Aguas by Basque sculptor Cristina Iglesias (born 1956) in Toledo, Spain.

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Product Description: L'Atalante is the work of French director Jean Vigo. It is a study of romantic love, told in a style influenced by surrealism, but still Vigo's own. This text is part of the "BFI Film Classics" series. Each volume in the series presents a personal commentary on the film, together with a brief production history and a detailed filmography, notes and bibliography...read more

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9781844578887 | 2 edition (British Film Inst, November 25, 2015), cover price $19.95 | About this edition: L'Atalante is the work of French director Jean Vigo.
9780851703572 | British Film Inst, February 1, 1994, cover price $18.95 | About this edition: L'Atalante is the work of French director Jean Vigo.

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Product Description: Myths and legends have often been inspired and shaped by geologic landforms and, similarly, British photographer David Parker uses the natural world as an arena for the personal exploration of new mythic, symbolic, and metaphoric motifs...read more

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9783868285895 | Kehrer Verlag Heidelberg, June 9, 2015, cover price $65.00 | About this edition: Myths and legends have often been inspired and shaped by geologic landforms and, similarly, British photographer David Parker uses the natural world as an arena for the personal exploration of new mythic, symbolic, and metaphoric motifs.

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Product Description: Consorts of the Caliphs is a seventh/thirteenth-century compilation of anecdotes about thirty-eight women who were, as the title suggests, consorts to those in power, most of them concubines of the early Abbasid caliphs and wives of latter-day caliphs and sultans...read more
By Ibn Al-Sai, Julia Bray (introduced by) and Shawkat M. Toorawa (editor)

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9781479850983 | Bilingual edition (Library of Arabic Literature, May 15, 2015), cover price $30.00 | About this edition: Consorts of the Caliphs is a seventh/thirteenth-century compilation of anecdotes about thirty-eight women who were, as the title suggests, consorts to those in power, most of them concubines of the early Abbasid caliphs and wives of latter-day caliphs and sultans.

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Product Description: The Fourth Pig, originally published in 1936, is a wide-ranging and fascinating collection of fairy tales, poems, and ballads. Droll and sad, spirited and apprehensive, The Fourth Pig reflects the hopes and forebodings of its era but also resonates with those of today...read more
By Marina Warner (introduced by)

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9780691158952 | Revised edition (Princeton Univ Pr, October 26, 2014), cover price $22.95 | About this edition: The Fourth Pig, originally published in 1936, is a wide-ranging and fascinating collection of fairy tales, poems, and ballads.

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Product Description: An NYRB Classics OriginalIn the last two years of his life, the Sicilian aristocrat Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa wrote not only the internationally celebrated novel The Leopard but also three shorter pieces of fiction, brought together here in a new translation...read more
By Marina Warner (introduced by)

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9781590177198 | New York Review of Books, June 17, 2014, cover price $12.95 | About this edition: An NYRB Classics OriginalIn the last two years of his life, the Sicilian aristocrat Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa wrote not only the internationally celebrated novel The Leopard but also three shorter pieces of fiction, brought together here in a new translation.

Our foremost theorist of myth, fairytales, and folktales explores the magical realm of the imagination where carpets fly, objects speak, dreams reveal hidden truths, and genies grant prophetic wishes. Stranger Magic examines the wondrous tales of the Arabian Nights, their profound impact on the West, and the progressive exoticization of magic since the eighteenth century, when the first European translations appeared. The Nights seized European readers' imaginations during the siècle des Lumières, inspiring imitations, spoofs, turqueries, extravaganzas, pantomimes, and mauresque tastes in dress and furniture. Writers from Voltaire to Goethe to Borges, filmmakers from Raoul Walsh on, and countless authors of children's books have adapted its stories. What gives these tales their enduring power to bring pleasure to readers and audiences? Their appeal, Marina Warner suggests, lies in how the stories' magic stimulates the creative activity of the imagination. Their popularity during the Enlightenment was no accident: dreams, projections, and fantasies are essential to making the leap beyond the frontiers of accepted knowledge into new scientific and literary spheres. The magical tradition, so long disavowed by Western rationality, underlies modernity's most characteristic developments, including the charmed states of brand-name luxury goods, paper money, and psychoanalytic dream interpretation. In Warner's hands, the Nights reveal the underappreciated cultural exchanges between East and West, Islam and Christianity, and cast light on the magical underpinnings of contemporary experience, where mythical principles, as distinct from religious belief, enjoy growing acceptance. These tales meet the need for enchantment, in the safe guise of oriental costume.

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9780674055308 | Belknap Pr, March 1, 2012, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: Our foremost theorist of myth, fairytales, and folktales explores the magical realm of the imagination where carpets fly, objects speak, dreams reveal hidden truths, and genies grant prophetic wishes.

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9780674725850 | Reprint edition (Belknap Pr, November 18, 2013), cover price $21.00

Scheherazade’s Children gathers together leading scholars to explore the reverberations of the tales of the Arabian Nights across a startlingly wide and transnational range of cultural endeavors. The contributors, drawn from a wide array of disciplines, extend their inquiries into the book’s metamorphoses on stage and screen as well as in literature—from India to Japan, from Sanskrit mythology to British pantomime, from Baroque opera to puppet shows. Their highly original research illuminates little-known manifestations of the Nights, and provides unexpected contexts for understanding the book’s complex history. Polemical issues are thereby given unprecedented and enlightening interpretations. Organized under the rubrics of Translating, Engaging, and Staging, these essays view the Nights corpus as a uniquely accretive cultural bundle that absorbs the works upon which it has exerted influence. In this view, the Arabian Nights is a dynamic, living and breathing cross-cultural phenomenon that has left its mark on fields as disparate as the European novel and early Indian cinema. While scholarly, the writers’ approach is also lively and entertaining, and the book is richly illustrated with unusual materials to deliver a sparkling and highly original exploration of the Arabian Nights’ radiating influence on world literature, performance, and culture.
By Marina Warner (editor)

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9781479840311 | New York Univ Pr, November 8, 2013, cover price $85.00

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9781479857098 | New York Univ Pr, November 8, 2013, cover price $27.00 | About this edition: Scheherazade’s Children gathers together leading scholars to explore the reverberations of the tales of the Arabian Nights across a startlingly wide and transnational range of cultural endeavors.

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Product Description: Curiosity explores the notion of intellectual and creative curiosity. Compiled in association with author and U.K. editor of Cabinet magazine Brian Dillon, this richly illustrated book explores objects, artworks and narratives drawn from a variety of disciplines--scientific, occult, anthropological and aesthetic--taking as its guide a sensibility that developed in Europe in the early modern period and tracing it at work in disparate historical and contemporary contexts...read more

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9781853323133 | Hayward Pub, September 30, 2013, cover price $35.00 | About this edition: Curiosity explores the notion of intellectual and creative curiosity.

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Product Description: Shows how the figure of Mary has shaped and been shaped by changing social and historical circumstances and why for all their beauty and power,the legends of Mary have condemned real women to perpetual inferiority.

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9780199639946 | Oxford Univ Pr, March 21, 2013, cover price $41.70 | About this edition: This text explores the cult of Mary, the Blessed Virgin, in all its ramifications, peeling aside each successive accretion of doctrine and devotion in order to examine its moral, social, and emotional implications.

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9780198718789 | Oxford Univ Pr, September 1, 2015, cover price $31.55 | About this edition: Shows how the figure of Mary has shaped and been shaped by changing social and historical circumstances and why for all their beauty and power,the legends of Mary have condemned real women to perpetual inferiority.

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Product Description: Shadow Lives reveals the unseen side of the '9/11 wars': their impact on the wives and families of men incarcerated in Guantanamo, or in prison or under house arrest in Britain and the US. Victoria Brittain shows how these families have been made socially invisible and a convenient scapegoat for the state in order to exercise arbitrary powers under the cover of the 'War on Terror'...read more
By Marina Warner (other contributor)

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9780745333274 | Pluto Pr, February 26, 2013, cover price $80.00 | About this edition: Shadow Lives reveals the unseen side of the '9/11 wars': their impact on the wives and families of men incarcerated in Guantanamo, or in prison or under house arrest in Britain and the US.

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9780745333267 | Pluto Pr, February 26, 2013, cover price $24.00 | About this edition: Shadow Lives reveals the unseen side of the '9/11 wars': their impact on the wives and families of men incarcerated in Guantanamo, or in prison or under house arrest in Britain and the US.

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Product Description: This collection brings together a selection of writings on art by the internationally acclaimed novelist, historian and critic Marina Warner. For 30 years Warner has published widely on a range of art-world subjects and objects, from contemporary installation and film works to paintings by Flemish and Italian Renaissance masters, through Victorian photography and twentieth-century political drawings and prints...read more

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9781900828390 | Violette Ltd, December 29, 2015, cover price $40.00 | About this edition: This collection brings together a selection of writings on art by the internationally acclaimed novelist, historian and critic Marina Warner.

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Product Description: Brand new translations of the earliest versions of best-known and most-loved fairy tales, with an introduction by renowned mythographer Marina Warner Returning to some of the earliest written records of these stories, before the moralizing of the British Victorians and the sugarcoating of Walt Disney, unearths narratives that differ radically from those that children are told to this day...read more
By Marina Warner (foreword by)

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9781843913627 | Hesperus Pr, June 18, 2012, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: Brand new translations of the earliest versions of best-known and most-loved fairy tales, with an introduction by renowned mythographer Marina Warner Returning to some of the earliest written records of these stories, before the moralizing of the British Victorians and the sugarcoating of Walt Disney, unearths narratives that differ radically from those that children are told to this day.

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Product Description: This book imaginatively evokes one of Anselm Kiefer's most significant exhibitions with magnificent reproductions of a provocative body of work representing his key themes, styles, and mediums. Employing a dazzling variety of mediums, including painting, sculpture, and photography, Kiefer's monumental installation, captured in this sumptuous oversize volume, manifests an array of cultural myths and metaphors, from the Old and New Testaments to the Kabbalah, from ancient Roman history to the poetry of Ingeborg Bachmann and Paul Célan...read more

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9783791345833 | Prestel Pub, March 27, 2012, cover price $75.00 | About this edition: This book imaginatively evokes one of Anselm Kiefer's most significant exhibitions with magnificent reproductions of a provocative body of work representing his key themes, styles, and mediums.

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Product Description: "Parker's pictures mirror to us an existential isolation evoked almost nowhere else in the history of photography."--Kenneth Baker, San Francisco Chronicle, 2004.

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9783865213068, titled "Sirens: Sirens" | Steidl / Edition7L, May 31, 2010, cover price $100.00 | About this edition: "Parker's pictures mirror to us an existential isolation evoked almost nowhere else in the history of photography.

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Product Description: In 1996 the artist Bobby Baker was diagnosed as having borderline personality disorder. Her subsequent struggle to overcome severe mental and later physical illness lasted for 11 years, and was unknown to anyone outside her close family, friends and colleagues...read more
By Bobby Baker, Marina Warner (illustrator), Andrew Whittuck (photographer) and Dora Whittuck

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9781846683749 | Profile Books Ltd, December 21, 2010, cover price $22.95 | About this edition: In 1996 the artist Bobby Baker was diagnosed as having borderline personality disorder.

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Product Description: Since establishing himself as a critically acclaimed landscape photographer in the 1970s, Fabian Miller has reinvented himself as an artist specializing in camera-less, darkroom-produced photographic images exploring the elements of light, time, and color in a notably spare, but also vividly spiritual aesthetic style which recalls elements of Modernism and intuitive scientific exploration...read more

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9781907317064, titled "The Colour of Time: Garry Fabian Miller" | Black Dog Pub Ltd, November 2, 2010, cover price $49.95 | About this edition: Since establishing himself as a critically acclaimed landscape photographer in the 1970s, Fabian Miller has reinvented himself as an artist specializing in camera-less, darkroom-produced photographic images exploring the elements of light, time, and color in a notably spare, but also vividly spiritual aesthetic style which recalls elements of Modernism and intuitive scientific exploration.

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Product Description: Already a sensation in the UK and winner of the prestigious 2008 Design & Art Direction award for outstanding achievement in illustration and book design, Sara Fanelli's Sometimes I Think, Sometimes I Am is an extraordinary new creation, a book unlike any other...read more

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9781854377289 | Tate Gallery Pubn, May 1, 2009, cover price $37.50 | About this edition: Already a sensation in the UK and winner of the prestigious 2008 Design & Art Direction award for outstanding achievement in illustration and book design, Sara Fanelli's Sometimes I Think, Sometimes I Am is an extraordinary new creation, a book unlike any other.

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Product Description: With over thirty illustrations in color and black and white, Phantasmagoria takes readers on an intellectually exhilarating tour of ideas of spirit and soul in the modern world, illuminating key questions of imagination and cognition...read more

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9780199299942 | Oxford Univ Pr, December 7, 2006, cover price $40.00 | About this edition: With over thirty illustrations in color and black and white, Phantasmagoria takes readers on an intellectually exhilarating tour of ideas of spirit and soul in the modern world, illuminating key questions of imagination and cognition.

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9780199239238 | Oxford Univ Pr, May 30, 2008, cover price $37.95 | About this edition: With over thirty illustrations in color and black and white, Phantasmagoria takes readers on an intellectually exhilarating tour of ideas of spirit and soul in the modern world, illuminating key questions of imagination and cognition.

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Product Description: Since the beginning of storytelling, monsters of all kinds have inhabited myths, legends, folklore, and oral traditions, and they continue to thrive amidst society's ever-increasing attraction to the thrill of experiencing fear. Today many of us seek out horror movies, read thrillers and Gothic novels, and visit haunted houses, in our endless pursuit of the macabre and exciting...read more

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9780813191744 | Univ Pr of Kentucky, February 23, 2007, cover price $30.00 | About this edition: Since the beginning of storytelling, monsters of all kinds have inhabited myths, legends, folklore, and oral traditions, and they continue to thrive amidst society's ever-increasing attraction to the thrill of experiencing fear.

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Product Description: Illustrated throughout, this title discusses the variety and mystery surrounding Tacita Dean's work - an internationally respected artist.

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9780714844282 | Phaidon Inc Ltd, July 1, 2006, cover price $49.95 | About this edition: Illustrated throughout, this title discusses the variety and mystery surrounding Tacita Dean's work - an internationally respected artist.

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Product Description: The 1770s were marked by the emergence of themes of violence, horror, and the supernatural in art: the birth of the Gothic. In 1782 the unveiling of Henry Fuseli's painting The Nightmare was met with a mixture of shock and fascination, and was followed by the cosmic visions of William Blake and the searing grotesque caricatures of James Gilray...read more
By Christopher Frayling (contributor), Martin Myrone and Marina Warner (contributor)

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9781854375827 | Tate Gallery Pubn, April 1, 2006, cover price $55.00 | About this edition: The 1770s were marked by the emergence of themes of violence, horror, and the supernatural in art: the birth of the Gothic.

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Presents a catalog of an exhibition highlighting the works of Kiki Smith, in a volume that also includes critical essays, an interview with the artist, and a chronology of Smith's life and work.
By Siri Engberg, Linda Nochlin, Kiki Smith, Lynne Tillman (contributor) and Marina Warner (contributor)

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9780935640793 | Walker Art Center, March 1, 2006, cover price $65.00 | About this edition: Presents a catalog of an exhibition highlighting the works of Kiki Smith, in a volume that also includes critical essays, an interview with the artist, and a chronology of Smith's life and work.

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