Stranger Magic: Charmed States & the Arabian Nights by Marina Warner

By Marina Warner

Magic isn't easily an issue of the occult arts, yet a complete mind set, of dreaming the very unlikely. The excellent fiction of magical pondering is the Arabian Nights, with its flying carpets, hidden treasure and unexpected revelations. As a part of her exploration into the prophetic enchantments of the Nights, Marina Warner retells the most brilliant and lesser-known tales. She explores the determine of the darkish magician or magus, from Solomon to the depraved uncle in 'Aladdin'; the complicated energy of the genies or jinn; and animal metamorphoses. With startling originality and impeccable examine, this groundbreaking ebook indicates how magic, within the inner most feel, helped to create the fashionable global, and the way profoundly it really is nonetheless inscribed within the manner we expect this present day.

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