Monuments And Maidens: The Allegory of the Female Form

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'Why should Truth be a woman? Or Nature? Or Justice? Or Liberty? Not, certainly, because women have been more free, just, truthful, nor even (though this one has a double edge) more natural. Marina Warner sets out to breathe some life into the army of petrified personages that litters western cityscapes... As her book shows, these stony ladies can be persuaded to yield surprisingly interesting answers' - Lorna Sage, Observer

An entertaining and enlightening book about the relationship between allegory and female form from one of the great feminists and cultural historians of our time, Marina Warner.

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"A book to change the way we see the world, and the place of women in it" ( Literary Review)

"Even the most sceptical will be struck by the insights, and forced to think about the questions raised. They lead naturally into an exploration of the nature of the feminine itself" ( Sunday Telegraph)

"Marina Warner examines three very different uses of the female form: New York's statue of Liberty, the public sculptures of central Paris and the images of Mrs Thatcher favoured by Fleet Street. The latter is one of the most brilliant analyses in the book, displaying Warner's combination of wit and erudition at its most dazzling" ( Financial Times)

"An eye-opening and wonderfully readable study" (Mary Beard Daily Express)

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'A dazzling and invigorating book' Guardian
‘Marina Warner examines three very different allegorical uses of the female form: New York’s Statue of Liberty, the public sculptures of central Paris and the images of Mrs Thatcher favoured by Fleet Street. The latter is one of the most brilliant analyses in the book, displaying Warner’s combination of wit and erudition at its most dazzling’ Financial Times

‘Even the most sceptical will be struck by the insights, and forced to think about the questions raised. They lead naturally into an exploration of the nature of the feminine itself’ Sunday Telegraph

‘Why should Truth be a woman? or Nature? or Justice? or Liberty? Not, certainly, because women have been more free, just, truthful, nor even (though this one has a double edge) more natural. Marina Warner sets out to breathe some life into the army of petrified personages that litters western cityscapes…As her book shows, these stony ladies can be persuaded to yield surprisingly interesting answers’ Observer

‘A book to change the way we see the world, and the place of women in it’ Literary Review

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