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Marina Warner (born 21st November 1946) is a British writer, known as a novelist and short story writer, and also for many non-fiction books relating in various ways to feminism and myth. (Redirected from 21st November) November 21 is the 325th day of the year (326th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... A novel is an extended work of written, narrative, prose fiction, usually in story form; the writer of a novel is a novelist. ... This article is in need of attention. ... Feminism is a diverse collection of social theories, political movements, and moral philosophies, largely motivated by or concerning the experiences of women, especially in terms of their social, political, and economic situation. ... In the academic fields of mythology, mythography, and folkloristics a myth is a sacred story concerning the origins of the world or how the world and the creatures in it came to have their present form. ...


She was born in London to an English father and Italian mother. She was brought up in Cairo, Brussels and in Berkshire, England, and studied at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford. She will receive an honorary doctorate (DLitt) from the University of Oxford on 21st June 2006. She was at one time married to William Shawcross, with whom she had a son Conrad Shawcross. Although technically in Giza, The Great Pyramids have become a symbol of Cairo internationally Cairo (Arabic: القاهرة; transliterated: al-Qāhirah) is the capital city of Egypt (and previously the United Arab Republic) and has a metropolitan area population of approximately 15. ... Bold textItalic textBold text // Headline text Emblem of the Brussels-Capital Region Flag of The City of Brussels Brussels (French: Bruxelles, Dutch: Brussel, German: Brüssel) is the capital of Belgium, the French community of Belgium, the Flemish community and of the European Union. ... For other places named Berkshire, see: Berkshire (disambiguation) Berkshire (IPA: or  ; sometimes abbreviated to Berks) is a county in the south of England, to the west of London and also bordering on Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Greater London, Surrey, Wiltshire and Hampshire. ... College name Lady Margaret Hall Named after Lady Margaret Beaufort Established 1878 Sister College Newnham College Principal Dr Frances Lannon JCR President Joe Collenette Undergraduates 424 Graduates 148 Homepage Lady Margaret Hall is one of the constituent colleges of the University of Oxford in the United Kingdom. ... William Shawcross (b. ... Conrad Shawcross (born 1977) is a British artist. ...


Her first book was the controversial Alone of All Her Sex: The Myth and the Cult of the Virgin Mary, which was a devastating critique of Catholic adoration of the Virgin Mary, which Warner savaged as both anti-Christian and anti-feminist. It was followed by Monuments & Maidens: the allegory of the female form and Joan of Arc: the image of female heroism. The term Virgin Mary has several different meanings: Mary, the mother of Jesus, the historical and multi-denominational concept of Mary Blessed Virgin Mary, the Roman Catholic theological and doctrinal concept of Mary Marian apparitions shrines to the Virgin Mary Virgin Mary in Islam, the Islamic theological and doctrinal concept... Joan of Arc, c. ...


Her novel The Lost Father was on the Booker Prize shortlist in 1988; the non-fiction From the Beast to the Blonde won a Mythopoeic Award in 1996. Her other novels include The Leto Bundle, and Indigo. The Man Booker Prize for Fiction, also known as the Man Booker Prize, or simply the Man Booker, is one of the worlds most important literary prizes, and awarded each year for the best original novel written by a citizen of the Commonwealth or the Republic of Ireland in... The Mythopoeic Awards for literature and literary studies are given by the Mythopoeic Society to authors of outstanding works in the fields of myth, fantasy, and the scholarly study of these areas. ... This page may meet Wikipedias criteria for speedy deletion. ...


She gave the 1994 Reith Lectures, Managing Monsters, and is an Honorary Professor of St Andrews University. The Reith Lectures are a series of annual radio lectures given by leading figures of the day, and broadcast by the BBC. They were begun in 1948, in honour of the first Director-General of the BBC, John Reith. ... University of St Andrews The University of St Andrews was founded between 1410-1413 and is the oldest university in Scotland and the third oldest in the United Kingdom. ...


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Marina Warner - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (246 words)
Marina Warner (born 21st November 1946) is a British writer, known as a novelist and short story writer, and also for many non-fiction books relating in various ways to feminism and myth.
Her first book was the controversial Alone of All Her Sex: The Myth and the Cult of the Virgin Mary, which was a devastating critique of Catholic adoration of the Virgin Mary, which Warner savaged as both anti-Christian and anti-feminist.
It was followed by Monuments and Maidens: the allegory of the female form and Joan of Arc: the image of female heroism.
Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2004.08.18 (1026 words)
Warner's approach to the complex literary, artistic, and psychological phenomenon of metamorphosis is, naturally, grounded in Ovid's poem, with which she begins and ends.
Warner says at the end of her Introduction that for this published version she had "to strip away many images, and repress some of the profusion" (28); nonetheless, some readers may find her canvas too "busy" for sustained contemplation of her vision of metamorphosis.
Warner argues that Merian's depiction of "continuity within formal change" is symptomatic of the dissolution of "the settled idea of development as an unfolding of personality" (83).
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