Book Reviews of Kissing the Witch: Old Tales in New Skins

Kissing the Witch: Old Tales in New Skins
Kissing the Witch Old Tales in New Skins
Author: Emma Donoghue
ISBN-13: 9780064407724
ISBN-10: 0064407721
Publication Date: 4/30/1999
Pages: 240
Reading Level: Young Adult
Rating:
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.
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3.9 stars, based on 28 ratings
Publisher: HarperTrophy
Book Type: Paperback
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From Amazon.com:
At age 28 Emma Donoghue is already a marvel. The author of two critically acclaimed novels, a fascinating work of lesbian history, and a series of successful stage plays, Donoghue can apparently do anything. With Kissing the Witch, a collection of revisionist fairy tales, she has proven once again that she is a great writer. In these 13 interconnected tales she finds new meanings in old stories: Cinderella runs off with her fairy godmother, Snow White's awakening is more erotic than romantic, and Rapunzel discovers that her freedom, although not her salvation, is in her hair. Donoghue writes about women, some lesbians and some not, and makes them the center of her fantastical world. The bold, daring boys of the Grimm tales are not here, but in their place are vibrant, knowing, and brave women and girls who are finding out what the world holds for them. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From Publishers Weekly:
Of this collection of 13 revisionist, overtly feminist fairy tales, PW said, "Sophisticated teenagers (and adults too) will be mesmerized by the powerful voices and intricate structure, while the lesbian endings promise controversy."
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It is an interesting collection of stories. It takes some of the magic out of fairy tales, and puts a lesbian/feminist twist on them.
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Interesting takes on old fairy tales.