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Making witches : Newfoundland traditions of spells and counterspells

Author: Barbara Rieti
Publisher: Montreal ; Ithaca : McGill-Queen's University Press, ©2008.
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"Drawing from her own interviews and a wealth of material from the Memorial University Folklore and Language Archive, Barbara Rieti explores the range and depth of Newfoundland witch tradition, looking at why certain people acquired reputations as witches and why others considered themselves bewitched. The tales that emerge - despite their spells and black heart books, hags, and healing charms - concern everyday  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
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Rieti, Barbara, 1952-
Making witches.
Montreal ; Ithaca : McGill-Queen's University Press, ©2008
(OCoLC)644040447
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Barbara Rieti
ISBN: 9780773533608 0773533605
OCLC Number: 183260258
Description: xx, 184 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Witchful thinking: an overview of patterns and themes --
Enemies and economies --
Seeing the seers: on prophecy and visiting witches --
Jinkers and male witchery --
Witching as equal participation and social inclusion --
Victim strikes back --
Indian witches --
Magical Jerseymen --
Black heart book --
Religion --
pt. 2. Hagridden Barrenville --
Charity begins at home: Sarah Haley --
True believers --
Egg Cove: bodies as battlefield --
Insiders and outsiders: two student chronicles --
Archive versus reality: Julia Short --
Empty nets and not-so-empty Threats --
Exit Barrenville --
pt. 3. Triptych: three portraits --
Frances Long (1914-1995) --
Mary Bell and her daughter Rachel --
Janie Smith (c. 1890-1960) --
Framing three witches.
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The enduring folklore of witches in Newfoundland - relayed through oral narrative.  Read more...

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