Stock Image

Magical Imaginations

Guenther, Genevieve

3 ratings by Goodreads
ISBN 10: 1442642416 / ISBN 13: 9781442642416
Published by University of Toronto Press
Condition: Good
From Hall Street Books (Brooklyn, NY, U.S.A.)

AbeBooks Seller Since November 26, 2008

Quantity Available: 1

Buy Used
Price: US$ 64.96 Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.99 Within U.S.A. Destination, Rates & Speeds
Add to basket

30 Day Return Policy

About this Item

2012 - Hardcover - Used - Good - - Shows some shelf-wear. May contain old price stickers or their residue, inscriptions or dedications from previous owners in first few pages and remainder marks. - .-. Bookseller Inventory # NG-02-5-0002

Ask Seller a Question

Bibliographic Details

Title: Magical Imaginations

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

Book Condition:Good

About this title


In the English Renaissance, poetry was imagined to inspire readers to enact cultural ideals, but its inspirational force was also linked to 'conjuration,' the dangerous practice of invoking spirits with words. Magical Imaginations explores how major writers of the period -- including Spenser, Marlowe, and Shakespeare -- negotiated this troubling link between poetry and magic in their attempts to move and transform readers with the power of art.
Through analyses of texts ranging from sermons and theological treatises to medical tracts and legal documents, Genevieve Guenther sheds new light on magic as a practice in early modern England. She demonstrates that magic was a highly pragmatic, even cynical endeavor with wide and unexpected influence even in Elizabethan and Jacobean politics. With this new understanding of early modern magic providing fresh context for compelling readings of classic works, Magical Imaginations reveals the central importance of magic to English literary history.

About the Author:

Genevieve Guenther teaches at The New School in New York City.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Store Description

Visit Seller's Storefront

Terms of Sale:

We're Hall Street Books ... proudly shipping from Brooklyn, NY, USA! We are
located at, and consumers can contact us at: 68 34th Street, Unit 4 Brooklyn, NY
11232 USA - - 718-802-0443 ... Our authorized
representative is: F Smith, Manager. Purchase via ABE Payments.

Shipping Terms:

Orders usually ship within 24 hours, Monday through Friday. Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.

List this Seller's Books

Payment Methods
accepted by seller

Visa Mastercard American Express