Thu, 15 Oct|
The Ipswich Institute, Reading Room & Li
Dame Marina Warner
Time & Location
15 Oct 2020, 19:30 – 21:00
The Ipswich Institute, Reading Room & Li, 15 Tavern St, Ipswich IP1 3AA, UK
About the Event
Marina is returning to the SBL to talk about her memoir of her father, which is published next year. She is a writer of fiction, criticism and history; her works include novels and short stories as well as studies of art, myths, symbols and fairytales.
She says “My critical and historical books and essays explore different figures in myth and fairy tale, such as the Virgin Mary and Joan of Arc; more recently I have concentrated on fairy tales, including the Arabian Nights. I also write novels and short stories, often drawing on mythic or other imaginary predecessors to translate them into contemporary significance – to re-vision them.
Stories come from the past but speak to the present, and I have found that I need to write stories as well as deconstruct them and place them in historical contexts, because I myself love reading works of imagination, and I would like to join the conversation with admired predecessors, who range from Apuleius to Virginia Woolf, Italo Calvino, and Angela Carter.”
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