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
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...
  • 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...
  • Claudia Piña
    Jan 15, 2018
    Quisiera que fuera mas extenso, que incluyera a todas las autoras que han hecho magia con sus palabras. Nalo, Tsitsi, Catherynne, Nora, Ursula, Nnedi, Tanith, James, Margaret, Warsan. Y tantas ms, cada vez ms. Caaaaasi le quito una estrella por escoger a Emily en lugar de Cha...
  • 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 ...
  • Tristy
    Sep 11, 2017
    I LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT THIS MAGICAL, CREATIVE, FEMINIST, INSPIRATIONAL BOOK. There just aren't words to cover it. It's strange and mythical and beautiful and perfect. If I could, I would buy this book for everyone in my life. ...
  • 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...
  • Tonia Harris
    Nov 10, 2017
    This unexpected gift from a friend is one of my favorite gifts of the year. This is a book to explore again and again- a wonder of a tribute to women writers. ...
  • Cristina
    Jan 17, 2018
    A wonderful homage to the best witchy writers, complete with beautiful illustrations. ...
  • Francesca
    Nov 20, 2017
    Smart, enchanting and educating. Wonderful. ...
  • John
    Jan 21, 2018
    What could be an extremely difficult undertaking is masterfully done here. The balance beam of 'informational' and 'poetic' is masterfully danced upon with broomstick in hand. The illustrations of each author steal the show. The paintings were done with palatable love and admiration fo...
  • Erin Vance
    Dec 23, 2017
    This book is fun, beautiful, bewitching, and makes me even more excited for a year of reading ahead. It features many favourites and some writers I am now desperate to read. ...
  • 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...
  • S.J. Budd
    Jan 09, 2018
    I really liked this book. I've discovered loads of epic female writers to read this year! ...
  • 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. ? ...
  • Joanna
    Oct 31, 2017
    Seemed appropriate, given the season. This could so easily not have worked, come across as self-conscious and irritating, yet it hangs together. The illustrations are great, but I think the true credit for this goes to Kitaiskaia (from the inimitable Ask Baba Yaga series). There's so...
  • Melissa
    Dec 25, 2017
    This was a quick and entertaining read. Its true benefit lies in the many reading suggestions for each of the women profiled--an excellent jumping-off point for a feminist reading binge. ...
  • Talia
    Dec 22, 2017
    Literary Witches is just as the New Yorker reviewer mentioned - a spell book to wake the living and the dead. And yes transformative in how I view the great female writers of the past and today. ...
  • 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 ...
  • Emma Kelly
    Jan 01, 2018
    A quirky, interesting, mystical read. The book overall was rather short and as a result, the writers themselves were only covered over a page or two. I would have loved more detail or more writers, because as it is, I found myself left with sense of a disappointment ...
  • 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 ...
  • Rose Red
    Dec 28, 2017
    Literary Witches is a collection of profiles detailing various prolific women writers using a unique framework: portraying them as witches. The book brings forth the idea that women writers are indeed witches in a way, but instead of waving wands and brewing potions, they use words to ...
  • 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...