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Literary witches : a celebration of magical women writers

Author: Taisia Kitaiskaia; Katy Horan; Pam Grossman
Publisher: New York : Seal Press, Hachette Book Group, [2017] ©2017
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"Literary Witches draws a connection between witches and visionary writers: both are figures of formidable creativity, empowerment, and general badassery. Through poetic portraits, Taisia Kitaiskaia and Katy Horan honor the witchy qualities of well-known and obscure authors alike, including Virginia Woolf, Mira Bai, Toni Morrison, Emily Dickinson, Octavia E. Butler, Sandra Cisneros, and many more.
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Nonfiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Taisia Kitaiskaia; Katy Horan; Pam Grossman
ISBN: 9781580056731 1580056733
OCLC Number: 972386485
Description: 128 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Foreword / by Pam Grossman --
Emily Brontë: watcher off the moors, fantasy, and cruel romance --
Octavia Butler: sower of strange seeds, species, and the future --
Shirley Jackson: witch of villages, horrors, and omens --
Eileen Chang: enchantress of bitter love, treachery, and jewels --
Sylvia Plath: fury of motherhood, marriage, and the moon --
Toni Morrison: queen of miracles, generations, and memory --
Anna Akhmatova: koldunya of winter, endurance, and willows --
Joy Harjo: cosmic traveller of crows, horses, and survival --
Flannery O'Connor: seer of peacocks, weird country people, and glass eyes --
Sappho: siren of the lyre, honey, and ruins --
Forugh Farrokhzad: rebel of sensual love, green gardens, and perfume --
Emily Dickinson: specter of windows, flies, and the unexpected --
Audre Lorde: warrior witch of otherness, bodies electric, and sisterhood --
Angela Carter: fairy godmother of bloody tales, the circus, and mirrors --
Virginia Woolf: guardian of the waters, the porcelain, and the lexicon --
Sandra Cisneros: hechicera de los nombres, las casas, y la soledad --
Charlotte Perkins Gilman: soothsayer of utopias, creeping women, and evil wallpaper --
Jamaica Kincaid: sorceress of islands, venom, and histories --
Anne Carson: high priestess of scholars, volcanoes, and eros --
Leslie Marmon Silko: storyteller of rattlesnakes, turquoise, and the sacred desert --
Alejandra Pizarnik: fantasma of silence, death, and lilacs --
Mirabai: dakini of holy ecstasy, the Dark One, and ankle bells --
Anaïs Nin: undine of introspection, opulent dreams, and voyages --
Gertrude Stein: madame of roses, geometry, and repetition --
Yumiko Kurahashi: sibyl of masks, extraterrestrial eggs, and twisted fantasies --
Agatha Christie: Grand Dame of trickery, murder, and teatime --
Janet Frame: hermit of hospitals, belonging, and lost souls --
María Sabina: shaman of dew, hummingbirds, and mushroom language --
Mary Shelley: alchymist of monsters, children, the living and the dead --
Zora Neale Hurston: conjurer of hurricanes, zombies, and tall tales.
Responsibility: Taisia Kitaiskaia ; illustrated by Katy Horan ; foreword by Pam Grossman.

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"Literary Witches draws a connection between witches and visionary writers: both are figures of formidable creativity, empowerment, and general badassery. Through poetic portraits, Taisia Kitaiskaia and Katy Horan honor the witchy qualities of well-known and obscure authors alike, including Virginia Woolf, Mira Bai, Toni Morrison, Emily Dickinson, Octavia E. Butler, Sandra Cisneros, and many more.

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