Witches (Abradale Books)

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Best-selling author Erica Jong here turns her attention to the fantastical and factual world of witchcraft. She explores the figure of the witch both as historical reality and as archetype - as Halloween hag and full-breasted seductress, as a lingering vestige of a primeval religion and a projection of fear of the unknown. Now, more than a decade after its original publication, Jong has added a new introduction to Witches, emphasizing the relevance and continued popularity of this beguiling topic.

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Erica Jong is the author of the novels Fear of Flying, Shylock's Daughter, Inventing Memory, and Sappho's Leap. She has also written six volumes of poetry and a number of nonfiction works, including the memoir Fear of Fifty. Joseph A. Smith, a painter and sculptor, is a professor of fine arts at Pratt Institute in New York City.

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""Nothing less than a complete transformation of our concept of withces--from loathsome hag to healing mother goddess--is what long accomplishes with panache in this sumptuousily and provacatively illustrated book."

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