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Marina Warner


Marina Warner was born in London in 1946. Her mother was Italian and her father an English bookseller. She went to school in Cairo, Brussels and England and then read French and Italian at Oxford University. Much of her writing has concerned feminism and myth, though she has also written several novels. She is currently Professor in the Department of Literature, Film and Theatre Studies at the University of Essex.

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Once a Catholic… (despite the title, an article on Damien Hirst)


1972 The Dragon Empress: Life and Times of Tz’u-hsi 1835-1908
1976 Alone of All Her Sex: The Myth and the Cult of the Virgin Mary
1977 In a Dark Wood
1979 Queen Victoria Sketch Book
1979 The Crack in the Tea-Cup: Britain in the 20th Century
1981 Joan of Arc: The Image of Female Heroism
1981 The Impossible Day
1981 The Impossible Night
1982 The Impossible Bath
1982 The Impossible Rocket
1982 The Skating Party
1984 The Wobbly Tooth
1985 Monuments and Maidens: The Allegory of the Female Form
1988 The Lost Father
1989 Into the Dangerous World
1991 Imagining a Democratic Culture
1992 Indigo
1993 L’Atalante
1993 Mermaids in the Basement
1993 Richard Wentworth
1994 From the Beast to the Blonde: On Fairy Tales and Their Tellers
1994 Managing Monsters: Six Myths of Our Time
1995 Six Myths Of Our Time: Little Angels, Little Monsters, Beautiful Beasts, and More
1996 Donkey Business Donkey Work: Magic and Metamorphoses in Contemporary 1996 The Inner Eye: Art beyond the Visible
1998 No Go the Bogeyman: Scaring, Lulling and Making Mock
2001 The Leto Bundle
2002 Fantastic Metamorphoses, Other Worlds
2002 Murderers I Have Known and Other Stories
2003 Signs & Wonders: Essays on Literature and Culture
2006 Phantasmagoria
2011 Stranger Magic: Charmed States & The Arabian Nights
2013 The Symbol Gives Rise to Thought
2014 Once Upon a Time – A Short History of Fairy Tale
2015 Fly Away Home (stories)
2016 Joan of Arc : The Image of Female Heroism
2018 Fairy Tale : A Very Short Introduction
2018 Forms of Enchantment: Writings on Art and Artists
2021 Inventory of a Life Mislaid (memoir)