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Critical Thinking #5: Marina Warner

The critic and mythographer on fairytales, feminism, modern art, translation and the LRB

By Zeljka Marosevic  

“I wanted my writing to aim at the vitality, and above all the linguistic richness, of fiction, or poetry”

Marina Warner’s criticism focuses on myth, fairytale and religion in art and literature, and she writes regularly for the London Review of Books where she is a Contributing Editor. Her books include Alone of All Her Sex, Monuments and Maidens and Stranger Magic, for which she won the 2012 National Book Critics Circle Award for Criticism. She is currently Professor in the Department of Literature, Film and Theatre Studies at…

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