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The spirit of butterflies : myth, magic, and art

By: Manos-Jones, Maraleen
Material type: TextTextNew York Harry N. Abrams c2000Description: 144p.; ill.; bibliog. notes; bibliog.; indexContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volume ISBN: 0810941155Subject(s): Animals--Folklore | Butterflies in art | Butterflies in literatureLOC classification: GR751 .M36 2000
Contents:
Introduction. The sacred butterfly. The butterly soul. Fairies and other magic butterflies. The butterfly dance and cocoon magic. The symbolic butterfly. The artful butterfly. Butterfly people. The verbal butterfly. The fragile butterfly.
Abstract: '...[T]he interest in butterflies is not new, and it is not ephemeral. Maraleen Manos-Jones, who shares Nabokov's passion for both literature and butterflies, has in this unique book combined myth, legend, poetry, and art to explore the myriad ways in which humans have perceived this beautiful creature throughout history.'
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Introduction. The sacred butterfly. The butterly soul. Fairies and other magic butterflies. The butterfly dance and cocoon magic. The symbolic butterfly. The artful butterfly. Butterfly people. The verbal butterfly. The fragile butterfly.

'...[T]he interest in butterflies is not new, and it is not ephemeral. Maraleen Manos-Jones, who shares Nabokov's passion for both literature and butterflies, has in this unique book combined myth, legend, poetry, and art to explore the myriad ways in which humans have perceived this beautiful creature throughout history.'

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