Elmhirst, Sophie, New Statesman (1996)
You describe yourself as being "irresistibly: attracted to myths". Has that always been the case?
It started when I was a child. I was brought up a Catholic and I was quite fervent, because I was sent to a convent school. I don't experience myths as supernatural now in the way that I did when I was a believer-I don't consent to these imaginings but I think the imagination has its own life that one lives in and enjoys.
What drew you to writing about the Arabian Nights specifically?
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Publication information: Article title: Marina Warner. Contributors: Elmhirst, Sophie - Author. Magazine title: New Statesman (1996). Volume: 140. Issue: 5082 Publication date: December 5, 2011. Page number: 49. © Not available. COPYRIGHT 2011 Gale Group.
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