Literary Witches: A Celebration of Magical Women Writers

Literary Witches: A Celebration of Magical Women Writers

Celebrate the witchiest women writers with beautiful illustrations and imaginative vignettes. 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, i Celebrate the witchiest women writers with beautiful illustrations and imaginative vignettes. Literary Witches dra...

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Title:Literary Witches: A Celebration of Magical Women Writers
Author:Taisia Kitaiskaia
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:1580056733
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:128 pages pages

Literary Witches: A Celebration of Magical Women Writers Reviews

  • Allison
    Oct 31, 2017
    "The moon stays at her side until morning." "Walking back from the store, Octavia covertly tosses the seeds she always keeps in her pockets into her neighbors' yards. Seeds that won't save us but urge, We can do better." "To escape her demonic children, Shirley once had a long, a...
  • Daniel Swensen
    Mar 27, 2018
    I absolutely adore this book. I picked it up by chance at my local library's "Staff Picks" section, and it turned out to be one of the best book decisions I've made this year. Gorgeous paintings by Katy Horan, beautiful poetic passages that inspire and fire the imagination. That, and f...
  • Manda
    Apr 08, 2018
    I really wanted to check out this book ever since I saw it was out, because the author had led a few sessions on witchy women writers at the local library that put some new writers on my shelves. These mini-biographies of literary women throughout history, accompanied by portraits of e...
  • Nicole
    Feb 24, 2018
    Charming, Magical, Inspiring. ...
  • Shaunesay
    Mar 03, 2018
    I wanted to like this, but it was too artsy for me, I guess. The layout is an artwork of that woman, and another page with 3 paragraphs of... ode? to her, then a small section of history, and a few reading recommendations. I really feel the purpose would have been better served to have...
  • Candice
    Dec 25, 2017
    Oh my. WHAT A GIFT. ...
  • Ron Charles
    Oct 14, 2017
    Looking for the perfect Halloween gift for the nasty woman in your haunted house? Try "Literary Witches." It?s an enchanted anthology of 30 great female writers ? from Anais Nin to Zora Neale Hurston. Each one is captured in a folkloric illustration by Katy Horan and then, on the f...
  • Christopher Obert
    Feb 04, 2018
    I was very disappointed with this book. I was expecting so much more. First, each author was given 4 pages but only one page gave you any information on the author. I felt that it was an awful waste of space. I would have liked more information on these women. Second, I felt that the b...
  • Leah Rachel
    Dec 27, 2017
    Literary Witches: A Celebration of Magical Women Writers is beautiful, sensuous, and fun. It draws from the deep historical association between strong (dangerous) womanhood and witchcraft to portray a wide, diverse array of women authors as witches. Each author has a small bio accompan...
  • Ruby
    Nov 23, 2017
    a little indulgent but rather beautiful ...
  • Audra (Unabridged Chick)
    Apr 02, 2018
    Really torn between a 3 and a 4. Gorgeous, ethereal, witchy, disturbing portraits of the 30 authors featured (the art is my favorite part of this book). Each author given an honorific, and three flash fiction-esque blurbs about them. Small paragraph bio, and recommended reads. I re...
  • Zulfiya
    Feb 28, 2018
    To put it simply, it was short and sweet. I truly enjoyed the concept of the book, but I think the execution was somewhat sub par. I think the illustrations were more meaningful than the so called magical realms these ladies exist. I was not happy that some of my favorite authors d...
  • Kristin Boldon
    Dec 30, 2017
    A weird, lovely little book filled with women writers both famous and not. The illustrations and the imaginative descriptions are entrancing. There were many writers I respected, some writers I wasn't familiar with, others whose name I know and want to read more of. The descriptions an...
  • Stephanie ((Strazzybooks))
    Mar 04, 2018
    This book helped me to discover new bad-ass female authors, while singing love songs to some of my favorites (here's looking at you, Plath). I loved the drawings and the lists of the author's top works. Some of the little vignettes about the women were magical and poetic, while others ...
  • Keely
    Feb 04, 2018
    I really enjoyed the art and the "hexen text" was interesting, but I would have preferred more biographical information on the authors. Unfortunately the book concludes with a mention of animal cruelty as part of a religious ritual (page 127). To me that felt like a poor way to end the...
  • Mary Elizabeth
    Dec 16, 2017
    ?In night?s secret wood, where women go to eat their own hearts, Audre [Lord] is a goddess rising from a pond on lava. Women approach timidly but accept her proffered hand. Audre dips them into the bubbling gold and they emerge in molten suits, lava filling their wounds.? This...
  • Jantine Zandbergen
    Feb 11, 2018
    Although a quick read you might want to schedule some time for this book ? it?s filled with beautiful illustrations, the written text reads like poetry and there?s a whole lot of inspiration to be found. I loved reading the profiles and then checking out the books these wonderful...
  • Meredith
    Apr 04, 2018
    This little book has caught my eye many times, so when I saw it on the new book table at my public library, I brought it home. Kitaiskaia's little book is an excellent introduction to strong female authors. Each author has a dedicated illustration that features a portrait and little it...
  • Sarah
    Nov 25, 2017
    I love that this book celebrates women writers - both mainstream and obscure. Fascinating read. ...
  • Savvy
    Jan 04, 2018
    Such a beautiful and super cool little book. Stay witchy. ? ...
  • Artemis
    Mar 01, 2018
    Taisia Kitaiskaia celebrates female writers from all walks of life. She writes about them as witches, told in creative lyrical prose suiting each independent, brave, and awesome and unconventional woman writer; who are each casting spells, summoning incantations, and creating life and ...
  • Kate
    Jan 09, 2018
    The foreward alone is worth the read. This quote on authors, pointed out by a coworker, is particularly striking: "Certainly they have much in common with witches: women who create things other than children are still considered dangerous by many." What follows is a lovely collection ...
  • Marta Pelrine-Bacon
    Nov 10, 2017
    I loved the art and the witchy imaginings of these wonderful writers and poets. I give it five witch hats. ...
  • Mia Douglass
    Oct 17, 2017
    god that was beautiful ...
  • Prince William Public Library System
    Apr 18, 2018
    This is a unique little volume of female writers, and the provided reading lists for each author is a pretty good start to these ladies. Most of them were familiar, but there were a few women I wasn't aware of, but will certainly go into the queue now! The biographical information is a...
  • Angela
    Dec 06, 2017
    Worth it for the art and reading recommendations though I wasn't enamored of the short, paragraph length mythic vingettes. Felt a touch onanistic to me. ...
  • Hannah Emory
    Dec 24, 2017
    This collection of witchy writers will not only grow your to-read list but also serve as an inspiration for some incredible ways of being a woman and being a writer. These authors' subjects and styles range from Sylvia Plath ("fury of motherhood, marriage, and the moon") to Alejandra P...
  • Wolf Aine
    Jan 05, 2018
    I so wanted to love this book. I even saved it to be my first book of 2018. What could be better than literature, witchy themes and a combination of the two? The concept seemed heaven sent. Instead we have a small amount of author bio details over-written to push the author?s evident...
  • Bethany | Wraiths and Roses
    Nov 28, 2017
    Poetic and absolutely spellbinding. This was one of those books that I both wanted to savor slowly and finish in one sitting. The illustrations and prose that accompany them are so inspiring. I have added so many books and poems to my TBR because of this book! Such a wonderful celebrat...
  • Julie
    Dec 16, 2017
    Julie Poole Literary Witches is a book I didn't know that I was searching for for the past, I don't know, twenty years! I grew up thinking and believing that women artists and writers were somehow inferior. They didn't publish as many books or win enough fancy prizes. In high school, I...