Amazoncom monuments and maidens the allegory of the female form 9780520227330 marina warner books. Marina warner explores the tradition of personifying liberty justice wisdom charity and other ideals and desiderata in the female form and examines the tension between womens historic and symbolic roles. Warner investigates a recurrent motif in allegory the female form as an expression of desiderata and virtues looking at literary and visual forms from classical times to the present. Monuments and maidens has 62 ratings and 2 reviews chris said if you watched the olympics you know who gabby douglas is this young lady shes 16 wo. Heres a super intelligent woman author who doesnt pander to the polemic of feminist politics about injustices inflicted by men since the dawn of homo
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