Marina Warner

Marina Warner’s studies of religion, mythology, and fairy tales include Alone of All Her Sex: The Myth and the Cult of the Virgin Mary, From the Beast to the Blonde, and No Go the Bogeyman. In 2013 she co-edited Scheherazade’s Children: Global Encounters with the Arabian Nights. A Fellow of the British Academy, she is also a professor in the Department of Literature, Film, and Theatre Studies at the University of Essex. Her most recent book is Once Upon a Time: A Short History of Fairy Tale. She was awarded the Holberg Prize by the government of Norway in 2015.

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    The Professor and the Siren

    In the last two years of his life, the Sicilian aristocrat Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa wrote not only the celebrated novel The Leopard, but also composed three shorter pieces of fiction that show him to be a late-blooming master of the written word. “Lampedusa has made me realize how many ways there are of being alive.”—E. M. Forster

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    The Secret Commonwealth

    The legendary chronicle of the supernatural that inspired Robert Louis Stevenson and Sir Walter Scott.

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    The Lore and Language of Schoolchildren

    The Lore and Language of Schoolchildren is a pathbreaking work of scholarship that is also a splendid and enduring work of literature.