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The Magic Lamp: Dreams of Our Age

by Ben Okri

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The Magic Lamp: Dreams of Our Age Synopsis

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?

The Magic Lamp: Dreams of Our Age Press Reviews


'Part narrative, part philosophy, part allegory ... a series of intriguing revelations'  Daily Mail, on The Age of Magic 

'There can be no mistaking Okri's passion and intelligence ... powerful'  Sunday Telegraph, on A Way of Being Free

'Poetic writing of a very high order. Tender, nightmarish, wise and soulful'  Daily Telegraph, on Dangerous Love

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ISBN: 9781786694508
Publication date: 07/09/2017
Publisher: Apollo
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781786694508
Publication date: 7th September 2017
Author: Ben Okri
Publisher: Apollo
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 128 pages
Genres: eBook Favourites, Mind & Body, Diverse Voices, Shorter Reads,
Collections: 80+ Must-read Novels by Black Writers - Black Lit Matters,
Categories: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),

About Ben Okri

Ben Okri has published many books including The Famished Road, which won the Booker Prize in 1991. His work has been translated into 26 languages and has won numerous international prizes including the Commonwealth Writer’s Prize for Africa, the Paris Review Aga Khan Prize for Fiction, the Chianti Ruffino-Antico Fattore International Literary Prize and the Premio Grinzane Cavour Prize.   The recipient of many honorary doctorates, he is a vice-president of the English Centre of International PEN and was presented the Crystal Award by the World Economic Forum for his outstanding contribution to the Arts and cross-cultural understanding in 1995.   ...

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