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Waking the Witch

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Waking the Witch

When you think of a witch, what do you picture? Pointy black hat, maybe a broomstick? But witches in various guises have been with us for millennia.

In WAKING THE WITCH, Pam Grossman explores the cultural and historical impact of the world's most magical icon. From the idea of the femme fatale in league with the devil in early modern Europe and Salem, to the bewitching pop culture archetypes in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Sabrina the Teenage Witch and Harry Potter. From the spooky ladies in fairy tales and horror films to the rise of feminist covens and contemporary witchcraft, witches reflect the power and potential of women.

A comprehensive meditation on one of the most mysterious and captivating figures of all time, WAKING THE WITCH celebrates witches past, present and future and reveals the critical role they have played - and will continue to play - in shaping the world as we know it.

Pages: 304