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Sirens: Symbols of Seduction Hardcover – October, 1997

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...alluring and informative history of sirens and mermaids as interpreted by artists and poets throughout the ages. -- Donna Seaman, Booklist --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Text: English (translation)
Original Language: Italian
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 186 pages
  • Publisher: Park Street Press (October 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0892816538
  • ISBN-13: 978-0892816538
  • Product Dimensions: 10.3 x 8.3 x 0.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #560,546 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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In researching a paper I am currently writing on the mermaid in literature, I was surpised at the dearth of scholarship on this subject. Lao's book is more a coffee table piece than a scholarly discourse, but it is nicely researched and has pointed me to numerous literary works in which mermaids are mentioned. I must say that the illustrations are not nearly as interesting as those in, say, Ratisseau's beautiful book, but there is more substance here.
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This book far surpasses my expectations! Not only is it a huge collections of poetry, stories, legends etc. It has fabulous artwork and is in top condition!
This is a great collection on the study of Sirens, Harpies, mermaids etc.
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Very scholarly work with an expansive bibliography. More info on sirens than mermaids, but covers both subjects thoroughly. Lots of illustrations. Very happy with purchase
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