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  • Published: 1 August 2011
  • ISBN: 9781409028833
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 528

Signs & Wonders

Essays on Literature and Culture

'Marina Warner possesses an astonishing breadth of knowledge on so many subjects. Signs & Wonders brings together over thirty years' worth of her writing, and is a stimulating and occasionally unnerving experience-It's a dazzling performance. This hefty collection must confirm Warner's reputation as one of the finest literary and intellectual minds at work in Britain' Caryl Phillips

Since the early 1970s, when Marina Warner reported from Vietnam and America, in startling essays like 'The Bitch Route 13', she 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 literature, drama, film, opera, religion, politics, gender and language, Marina Warner displays a rare gift for blending historical and anthropological insights with deft and perceptive readings on individual works.
Penetrating and illuminating, SIGNS & WONDERS is not only a book of essays, but a collection of original marvels.

  • Pub date: 1 August 2011
  • ISBN: 9781409028833
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 528

About the Author

Marina Warner

Marina Warner spent her early years in Cairo, and was educated at a convent in Berkshire, and then in Brussels and London, before studying modern languages at Oxford. She is an internationally acclaimed cultural historian, critic, novelist and short story writer. Her non-fiction works include The Beast to the Blonde, No Go the Bogeyman, Fantastic Metamorphoses and Stranger Magic, while her fiction includes the novels The Lost Father (shortlisted for the Booker Prize), Indigo and The Leto Bundle, and short story collections including Murderers I Have Known. She lectures widely in Europe, the United States and the Middle East and was appointed CBE in 2008.

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Praise for Signs & Wonders

“Warner's articles and reviews reveal the sweep and bite of a truly adventurous mind”


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