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Published: 13 March 2008

496 Pages | 8pp color plates, numerous halftones


ISBN: 9780199239238

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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 fictions
  • Offers a context for thinking about the influence of the mass media on ideas about existence and reality
  • Provides a background to the current crazes for Harry Potter, Tolkien, and Narnia
  • Richly illustrated in colour and black and white with highly original material, featuring apparitions, illusions, and other strange and wondrous experiences

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