Signs and Wonders: Essays on Literature and Culture (Paperback)
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Short Description for Signs and Wonders Since the early 1970s, when Marina Warner reported from Vietnam and America, in startling essays, she has been one of the most challenging and profound commentators on the culture. This collection draws together essays, offering a retrospective of her changing ideas on literature and culture - on fiction, drama, religion, language and fairy tale.
- Published: 23 November 2004
- Format: Paperback 528 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780099437727 ISBN 10: 0099437724
- Sales rank: 462,263
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Since the early 1970s, Marina Warner has been one of the most challenging, subtle and profound commentators on the culture of past and present, unravelling our webs of images, ideas and beliefs, and making new and provocative connections. This resonant collection draws together essays written over twenty-five years, offering a wide-ranging retrospective of her developing ideas. Whether writing on Vietnam, Mrs Thatcher, the dollar sign and the twin towers, Queen Elizabeth I and incest, weeping Madonnas, zombies or fairytales, Marian Warner displays a rare gift for blending historical and anthropological insights with deft and perceptive readings on individual works.