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

Author/Creator:
Warner, Marina, 1946-
Publication:
Cambridge, MA : Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 2012.
Format/Description:
Book
xx, 540 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 24 cm.
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Subjects:
Arabian nights -- Influence.
Magic in literature.
Myth in literature.
Orientalism.
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.
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 ...'.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (p. [499]-516) and index.
ISBN:
9780674055308 (alk. paper)
0674055306 (alk. paper)
OCLC:
758383788