Stranger Magic: Charmed States and the Arabian Nights

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Harvard University Press, Mar 3, 2012 - Literary Criticism - 576 pages
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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.

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Review: Stranger Magic: Charmed States & The Arabian Nights

User Review  - Mark Parsons - Goodreads

Oh, miraculous Book! Rich, scintillating, visionary, I wish I could read it again for the first time. Read full review

Review: Stranger Magic: Charmed States & The Arabian Nights

User Review  - Caroline - Goodreads

Interesting - really long, and I think the copy editor must have been asleep when going over the proofs - Marina Warner is too smart to write a sentence saying "... the much so sought-after" artist or ... Read full review

About the author (2012)

Marina Warner is Professor of Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies at the University of Essex and a distinguished writer of fiction, criticism, and history.Author's Home: London, UK

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