No Go the Bogeyman: Scaring, Lulling and Making Mock

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Ogres, giants and bogeymen embody some of our deepest fears, dominating popular storytelling in various media, from classic fairy tales such as 'Puss in Boots' to the cannibal monster Hannibal Lecter, and from Frankenstein to Men in Black. Following her brilliant study of fairy tales, From the Beast to the Blonde, this rich, enthralling new book explores the ever-increasing presence of such figures of male terror, and the stratagems we invent to allay the monsters we conjure up.

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Marina Warner's From the Beast to the Blonde was a fascinating feminist meditation on fairy stories and the men and women who tell them; it was both scholarly and a work of creation which changed the way we read.

The attractively illustrated No Go the Bogeyman extends its argument to children. Sometimes fairy stories were meant to scare children into virtue and sometimes to teach them cold-hearted calculation of the moral odds, and sometimes just to soothe them or make them laugh. Fear of the dark is important here--the darkness has always been where adult terrors lurked as well, and Warner is good on the fear of the peasant pagan "other" that underlies many tales. Much fear and much comedy comes from taboos. Children's rhymes and tales often deal in cannibalism and in decay, both to exorcise dread and because children find them genuinely funny. Lullabies soothe partly because of their refrains-- something which comes around reliably is always going to console. In a final, tangential chapter, bananas are at once phallic and tasty, funny, luxurious and grotesque. This is a book full of intelligence and quirky ideas; an important piece of cultural investigation. --Roz Kaveney

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"A rich feast of a volume. No one knows more about the myths, tales and large dollops of art and culture which go into the shaping of our imagination" (Lisa Appignanesi Independent, Books of the Year)

" No Go the Bogeyman is a study of terror. It is not a book for the faint-hearted or the intellectually fragile... A fascinating and disturbing book" ( Sunday Telegraph)

"This is a writer with power to change your imagination... Startling and shocking and delightful, No Go the Bogeyman is a treasure trove of stories, an indispensible reference work, a compendium of cultural images" ( Independent)

"Warner is a wonderful storyteller... Her range of references is startling... but she keeps her head and treads nimbly through, following the thread of her argument... with humane learning, wit and ease" (Gillian Beer Daily Telegraph)

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