Witches' Brew

Author Various
Edited by Yvonne Jocks
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$26.00 US
On sale Oct 01, 2002 | 336 Pages | 978-0-425-18609-1
Throughout history and throughout cultures, witches have always enthralled us. Be they good witches or bad witches, ancient sorcerers or modern-day Wiccans, their aura of magic, nature, and power is irresistible. Here, the greatest authors of all time are gathered together to stir up a little trouble.

From Shakespeare’s Wyrd Sisters in Macbeth to Dean Koontz’s doddering old crone in “Snatcher” to Erica Jong’s Mother Goddess in “Smoke,” these works of prose and poetry capture the witch in all her guises: wicked, empowering, romantic, and pagan. No longer relegated to fairy tale villains, witches have become potent personifications of feminine power—and have found a place in every genre of writing.  So, leave your preconceived notions at the door and dive headfirst into Witches’ Brew, the ultimate collection of witch literature.

Let the world’s greatest writers put you under a spell…

Erica Jong • Dean Koontz • Louise Erdrich • William Shakespeare • Ursula K. Le Guin • Harlan Ellison • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle • Shirley Jackson • W.B. Yeats • Brothers Grimm • Ben Franklin • Emily Brontë • Louisa May Alcott • Ray Bradbury • Anton Chekhov • Emily Dickinson • H.P. Lovecraft • Nathaniel Hawthorne • Ambrose Bierce • H.P. Blavatsky • Mary Coleridge • Rosemary Edgehill • P.N. Elrod • Anita Endrezze • Mary Wilkins Freeman • David Gerrold • M.V. Ingram • Mercedes Lackey • Cotton Mather • Charles Perrault • Kathryn Ptacek • Doreen Valiente • Evelyn Vaughn • Lady Wilde
The improbable life story of Lafcadio Hearn (1850-1904) included a peculiarly gothic childhood in Ireland during which he was successively abandoned by his mother, his father and his guardian; two decades in the United States, where he worked as a journalist and was sacked for marrying a former slave; and a long period in Japan, where he married a Japanese woman and wrote about Japanese society and aesthetics for a Western readership. His ghost stories, which were drawn from Japanese folklore and influenced by Buddhist beliefs, appeared in collections throughout the 1890s and 1900s. He is a much celebrated figure in Japan. View titles by Various

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Throughout history and throughout cultures, witches have always enthralled us. Be they good witches or bad witches, ancient sorcerers or modern-day Wiccans, their aura of magic, nature, and power is irresistible. Here, the greatest authors of all time are gathered together to stir up a little trouble.

From Shakespeare’s Wyrd Sisters in Macbeth to Dean Koontz’s doddering old crone in “Snatcher” to Erica Jong’s Mother Goddess in “Smoke,” these works of prose and poetry capture the witch in all her guises: wicked, empowering, romantic, and pagan. No longer relegated to fairy tale villains, witches have become potent personifications of feminine power—and have found a place in every genre of writing.  So, leave your preconceived notions at the door and dive headfirst into Witches’ Brew, the ultimate collection of witch literature.

Let the world’s greatest writers put you under a spell…

Erica Jong • Dean Koontz • Louise Erdrich • William Shakespeare • Ursula K. Le Guin • Harlan Ellison • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle • Shirley Jackson • W.B. Yeats • Brothers Grimm • Ben Franklin • Emily Brontë • Louisa May Alcott • Ray Bradbury • Anton Chekhov • Emily Dickinson • H.P. Lovecraft • Nathaniel Hawthorne • Ambrose Bierce • H.P. Blavatsky • Mary Coleridge • Rosemary Edgehill • P.N. Elrod • Anita Endrezze • Mary Wilkins Freeman • David Gerrold • M.V. Ingram • Mercedes Lackey • Cotton Mather • Charles Perrault • Kathryn Ptacek • Doreen Valiente • Evelyn Vaughn • Lady Wilde

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The improbable life story of Lafcadio Hearn (1850-1904) included a peculiarly gothic childhood in Ireland during which he was successively abandoned by his mother, his father and his guardian; two decades in the United States, where he worked as a journalist and was sacked for marrying a former slave; and a long period in Japan, where he married a Japanese woman and wrote about Japanese society and aesthetics for a Western readership. His ghost stories, which were drawn from Japanese folklore and influenced by Buddhist beliefs, appeared in collections throughout the 1890s and 1900s. He is a much celebrated figure in Japan. View titles by Various

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