Phantasmagoria Spirit Visions Metaphors and Media ePUB

Phantasmagoria Spirit Visions Metaphors and Media [PDF / EPUB] Phantasmagoria Spirit Visions Metaphors and Media With over thirty illustrations in color and black and white Phantasmagoria takes readers on an intellectually exhilarating tour of ideas of spirit and soul in the modern world illuminating key uestion With over thirty illustrations in color Visions Metaphors MOBI î and black and white Phantasmagoria takes readers on an intellectually exhilarating tour of ideas Phantasmagoria Spirit Epub / of spirit and soul in the modern world illuminating key uestions of imagination and cognition Warner tells the unexpected and often Spirit Visions Metaphors Epub Û disturbing story about shifts in thought about consciousness and the individual person from the first public waxworks portraits at the end of the eighteenth century to stories of hauntings possession and loss of self in modern times She probes the perceived distinctions between fantasy and deception and uncovers a host of spirit forms angels ghosts fairies revenants and zombies that are still actively present in contemporary culture.

  • Hardcover
  • 469 pages
  • Phantasmagoria Spirit Visions Metaphors and Media
  • Marina Warner
  • English
  • 21 January 2015
  • 9780199299942

About the Author: Marina Warner

Marina Sarah Warner is a British Visions Metaphors MOBI î novelist short story writer historian and mythographer She is known for her many non Phantasmagoria Spirit Epub / fiction books relating to feminism and mythShe is a professor in the Department of Literature Film and Theatre at the University Spirit Visions Metaphors Epub Û of Essex and gave the Reith Lectures on the BBC in on the theme of 'Managing Monsters Six Myths of Our Time'.

10 thoughts on “Phantasmagoria Spirit Visions Metaphors and Media

  1. says:

    If you think your life is too crazy read this book You probably don't have ectoplasm coming out of your ears right now which is good

  2. says:

    I didn't like this as much as I enjoy Warner's other work This book is of a meditation on why humans obessess about the things we do in terms of life the afterlife and the end of all things It does give you much to think about and as always Warner points out some interesting facts I loved the tie to spiritualism and the use of women It is rather dense though It doesn't uite flow

  3. says:

    Wow This book is a mindblower I've always been a fan of Warner yet I only discovered this jewel a couple of months ago and had a lot of trouble getting my hands on a copy I was ecstatic because I love her work and this is a subject I'm specially interested in At the same time I really admire her guts to take on this project since it's so overwhelming and such an extensive area of research which she handled wonderfully leading the reader on a fantastic journey through time space and different views of the world and myths and language to make sense of the universe life and ourselves Phantasmagoria is a true delight and though the subject might seem at first light and easy to digest it's such a thick academic corpus to take in full of details anecdotes great cross references lovely criticism and reflections with some pretty uniue views thrown along the way which shouldn't be a surprise if you're familiar with Warner's oeuvre that once you put down the book you're actually surprised at the amount of information you just received and how tiny and clueless we all are which is the sweetest feeling always Definitely a must for anyone interested in the occult or just in how we humans attempt desperately and pointlessly to make sense of our own existence in a dazzling world ruled by chaos and death

  4. says:

    Marina Warner doesn't hit you over the head with a thesaurus a dictionary or an encyclopedia She feeds you an erudite tome that combines all three through thrilling chapters each bite sized and delicious in its own right; when you're done you look back at the mountain of scholarship you've just consumed and have to admire the vivacity and grace with which it was presented and preparedGiven her other work there should be no surprise that Warner takes a subject and crafts of it a marvellously readable and weighty scholarly text Unlike other reviewers I found the book neither long nor disjointed It is carefully thought through and demands its reader's attention but then again would you want to learn from a book that didn't? Moreover Warner's chosen approach to the subject – the phantasmagoria the breath of soul or thought of psyche – is encyclopaedic and merits the length of the book Illustrations detailed contextual work sympathetic to but always critical of her topics there are many books on these subjects that could have learned a few things from WarnerSo what I'm trying to say is in short what a lovely book

  5. says:

    I was really disappointed with this book It was uite dense but I couldn’t get over the impression that it read like a dissertation I hated the extended introduction which described what each chapter was going to discuss I don’t need a heads up or summary I’ll find out soon enough by actually reading it It’s the kind of thing a student would do to bump up the word count with repetitive information There wasn’t a flow to the book and the chapters read like individual essays pieced together so perhaps the introduction was an attempt to rectify this and bring everything together It was largely like an art history lesson which is not where my interests lie so I was disappointed that the book approached the subject so heavily in this way Despite the density of information I didn’t really learn anything new and a lot of it seems to have washed over me as I’m finding it hard to remember any details from the book It was an okay read but could have been much better given the interesting subject matter Warner had to work with

  6. says:

    This book treats of spirits and the search for contact with another world not in a philosophical way but through exploring the earnest attempts through history to be in touch with a reality beyond the everyday Marina Warner leads us expertly through wax effigies and the fata morgana ether and ectoplasm to modern cinema and illustrates how spirits remain a concern While one may disagree that the presence of 'soul' is now marked by its absence the mass of information gathered to illustrate the path to this conclusion is remarkable

  7. says:

    One of those rare books that defies categorization Phantasmagoria is indeed a phantasmagoria Broadly based the book addresses the uestion of what it means to have a soul or ensoulment including the concept of embodiment Not easily grasped not easily forgotten See about it on my blog Sects and Violence in the Ancient World

  8. says:

    A very engaging book about how cultures have perceived the soul or spirit throughout history Mythology theology spiritualism science even popular entertainment how do these influence our beliefs about what the soul is? And how do these beliefs change as things such as photography and moving pictures change the way we perceive ourselves and our bodies? This book covers a lot of ground but is always interesting and thought provoking

  9. says:

    A hot mess It's like a higgledy piggledy museum filled with weird stuff from all over the place Certainly nice to look at Whenever the author muses on theoretical concerns though it's pretty bad And I don't mean bad meaning good but bad meaning bad

  10. says:

    Catalogues classifies and interprets phenomena that people have considered manifestations of the spirit tying together wax museums mirrors clouds steam shadows etc a poetics of spookiness

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