Description - The Witch in History by Diane Purkiss
From "Macbeth" to "The Wizard of Oz", from the hysteria of witch trials to emblems of 20th-century female empowerment, no matter how she is portrayed, the witch is an enduring source of fear and fascination. In this study, Diane Purkiss investigates the diverse interpretations and meanings attributed to the figure of the witch, encompassing a wide range of cultural norms which include Canonical literature, such as Shelley and Yeats, visual arts, fairy tales, folklore and real-life witch stories. Also considered are pornography and sado-masochism, film, from the classic Swedish "Haxan" to "The Witches of Eastwick", and the stage, including Shakespeare and Jonson.
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Format: Paperback / softback
(234mm x 156mm x mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
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