Stranger Magic: Charmed States & the Arabian Nights

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Magic is not simply a matter of the occult arts, but a whole way of thinking, of dreaming the impossible. The supreme fiction of magical thinking is the Arabian Nights, with its flying carpets, hidden treasure and sudden revelations.

As part of her exploration into the prophetic enchantments of the Nights, Marina Warner retells some of the most wonderful and lesser-known stories. She explores the figure of the dark magician or magus, from Solomon to the wicked uncle in 'Aladdin'; the complex vitality of the genies or jinn; and animal metamorphoses.

With startling originality and impeccable research, this groundbreaking book shows how magic, in the deepest sense, helped to create the modern world, and how profoundly it is still inscribed in the way we think today.

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"Wonderful... This is a flying carpet of a book" ( Jeanette Winterson)

"Wide-ranging, erudite, wondrously polymathic exploration of the tales of magic...Warner, too is a beguiling storyteller: her fascination with true knowledge embedded in realms of wonder" (Iain Finlayson The Times)

"Her mind is as rich and fascinating as the stories themselves, taking us on a magic carpet from Borges and Goethe, to Edward Said and the movies" (Hanif Kureishi Guardian, Books of the Year)

"An epic study of the Arabian Nights...a dissection of the myths in these enduring classics that promises to throw light on the countries from which the stories spring and the lives of women in them" (Mariella Frostrup Observer, Books of the Year)

"This beautifully illustrated book, part retelling, part analysis, is a wonderful companion to some of the most marvellous stories ever told" (Michael Kerrigan The Scotsman)

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