The Penguin Dictionary of Symbols, Paperback
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This is a remarkable dictionary, exploring the vast and various symbols which abound in literature, religion, national identity and are found at the very heart of our dreams and sub-conscious.

Compiled by an international team of experts, each entry is given its complete range of interpretations - sexual and spiritual, official and subversive, cultural and religious - to bring meaning and insight to the symbol.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 1184 pages, bibliography
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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  • Category: Reference works
  • ISBN: 9780140512540



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Every writer and poet needs a book like this--bulky, maybe, for a paperback--but it is FILLED with ideas and explanations of thousands of symbols. A useful tool for writers and readers!