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Monuments and Maidens
By Marina Warner

Monuments and Maidens

The Allegory of the Female Form

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Monuments and Maidens by Marina Warner

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Marina Warner explores the tradition of personifying liberty, justice, wisdom, charity, and other ideals and desiderata in the female form, and examines the tension between women's historic and symbolic roles. Drawing on the evidence of public art, especially sculpture, and painting, poetry, and classical mythology, she ranges over the allegorical presence of the woman in the Western tradition with a sharply observant eye and a piquant and engaging style.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780520227330
ISBN-10: 0520227336
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 31mm)
Pages: 440
Imprint: University of California Press
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish Date: 20-Oct-2011
Country of Publication: United States

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Books By Author Marina Warner

Tongue of Adam by Marina Warner Tongue of Adam, Paperback (November 2016)

A playful and erudite look at the origins of language

Once Upon a Time by Marina Warner Once Upon a Time, Paperback (July 2016)

In ten succinct chapters, Marina Warner guides us through the rich world of fairy tale, from Cinderella and Hansel and Gretel to Snow White and Pan's Labyrinth. Exploring pervasive themes of folklore, myth, the supernatural, imagination, and fantasy, Warner highlights the impact of the genre on human understanding, history, and culture.

Joan of Arc by Marina Warner Joan of Arc, Paperback (March 2016)

A fascinating study of the symbolism of Joan of Arc in her own time and ever since in literature, politics, on the stage, and on screen.

Alone of All Her Sex by Marina Warner Alone of All Her Sex, Paperback (March 2016)

A polemical study about the most powerful divine woman in the history of the world.

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Author Biography - Marina Warner

Among Marina Warner's books are From the Beast to the Blonde: On Fairy Tales and Their Tellers (1995), Alone of All Her Sex: The Myth and the Cult of the Virgin Mary (1983), and Joan of Arc (California, 1999).

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