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Published: 30 May 2008

496 Pages | 8pp color plates, numerous halftones

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780199239238

Bookseller Code (06)


Spirit Visions, Metaphors, and Media into the Twenty-first Century

Marina Warner

  • A fascinating study of psychic phenomena and the power of the imagination, interweaving theology, metaphysics, art, literature, and film
  • Ranges from the Enlightenment, through Victorian séances and the Society of Psychical Research, to modern science and science fiction
  • Offers context for thinking about the influence of the mass media on ideas about existence and reality
  • Provides insight into the current appeal of Harry Potter, Tolkien, and Narnia
  • Richly illustrated in color and black and white, with highly original material depicting apparitions, illusions, and other strange and wondrous experiences