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Marina Warner

Marina Warner is a Distinguished Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, Professor of English and Creative Writing at Birkbeck College, University of London, and President of the Royal Society of Literature. Her books include Alone of All Her Sex: The Myth and the Cult of the Virgin Mary, Once Upon a Time: A Short History of Fairy Tale, and Stranger Magic: Charmed States and the Arabian Nights. A memoir of her childhood in Cairo, Inventory of a Life Mislaid, will be published next spring. (July 2020)

Eglon van der Neer: Circe Punishes Glaucus by Turning Scylla into a Monster, 1695

Spellbound

Drawing Down the Moon: Magic in the Ancient Greco-Roman World

by Radcliffe G. Edmonds III

July 2, 2020 issue

A fresco showing lares, or local household gods, from a shrine in Pompeii, circa first century AD

Holy Shape-Shifters

The Dancing Lares and the Serpent in the Garden: Religion at the Roman Street Corner

by Harriet I. Flower

Pantheon: A New History of Roman Religion

by Jörg Rüpke, translated from the German by David M.B. Richardson

June 7, 2018 issue

‘The Frog King’; illustration by Andrea Dezsö from The Complete First Edition: The Original Folk and Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm

Rescuing Wonderful Shivery Tales

The Grimm brothers and their ferocious folktales

The Complete First Edition: The Original Folk and Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm

by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, translated from the German and edited by Jack Zipes, and illustrated by Andrea Dezsö

Grimm Legacies: The Magic Spell of the Grimms’ Folk and Fairy Tales

by Jack Zipes

Fairy Tales from the Brothers Grimm

by Philip Pullman

Selected Tales of the Brothers Grimm

translated from the German, selected, and with an afterword by Peter Wortsman

The Turnip Princess and Other Newly Discovered Fairy Tales

by Franz Xaver von Schönwerth, compiled, edited, and with a foreword by Erika Eichenseer, and translated from the German with an introduction and commentary by Maria Tatar

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