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Magic Lamp: Dreams of Our Age

Author: Okri, Ben
Binding: Hardback
Pages: 128
Pub Date: 07/09/2017
Publisher: HEAD OF ZEUS
ISBN: 9781786694508
Availability: In stock
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Quick overview A new collection of meditations and stories from the Booker Prize-winning author, Ben Okri. Illustrated by Rosemary Clunie.
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Twenty-five stories, twenty-five paintings, five years to write, ten years to paint. This is an extraordinary collaboration between artist and artist: the Booker Prize-winning writer Ben Okri and the painter Rosemary Clunie. Together they have created a world, and peopled it with dreams. Twenty-five fairy tales for adults, these narratives are a response to our times, informed by our world but not limited by it, imaginative, enchanting, haunting - both prescient and prophetic. Twenty-five original paintings, beautiful, playful, intimate, dreamlike, these works pull you in to a land of colour and vision. Who can say which came first, the word or image, when both grew together out of a long friendship and a creative symbiosis. What if Calvino and Magritte had combined inspiration? What if we could see our world again with a child's eyes? What if there really is a magic lamp?

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