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by Emma Donoghue


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Emma Donoghue (born 24 October 1969) is an Irish-Canadian playwright .

Emma Donoghue (born 24 October 1969) is an Irish-Canadian playwright, literary historian, novelist, and screenwriter. Her 2010 novel Room was a finalist for the Man Booker Prize and an international best-seller  . Kissing the Witch: Old Tales in New Skins, AKA Kissing the Witch (1997), collection of 13 short stories

Acclaimed writer Emma Donoghue spins new tales out of old in a magical web of thirteen interconnected stories . Kissing the Witch’’ is a book that contains the best retellings of the most well- known and beloved fairy tales of our childhood

Acclaimed writer Emma Donoghue spins new tales out of old in a magical web of thirteen interconnected stories about power and transformation and choosing one's own path in the world. In these fairy tales, women young and old tell their own stories of love and hate, honor and revenge, passion and deception. Kissing the Witch’’ is a book that contains the best retellings of the most well- known and beloved fairy tales of our childhood. Yes, in Donoghue’s hands a story about 4-5 pages at most becomes better than major retellings struggling to come through out of an entire book of normal length. This is why there are authors who create sentences that enclose the world.

Emma Donoghue, celebrated author of Slammerskin, vividly animates hidden scraps of the past in this remarkable collection. An engraving of a woman giving birth to rabbits, a plague ballad, theological pamphlets, and an articulated skeleton are ingeniously. Patience & Sarah. by Isabel Miller · Emma Donoghue.

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slumber by the bittersweet fruit of an unnamed desire. Acclaimed writer Emma Donoghue spins new tales out of old in a magical web of thirteen interconnected stories about power and transformation and choosing one's own path in the world.

You can finish it in a ten minute coffee break. This is one of my favourite books because of the approach to timeless stories and the seductive vulnerbility if each of the female characters. Each tale has a twist, which makes it thoroughly enjoyable to read. wups, no I got it from here and it was a bargain and a treasure.

Kissing the Wiech: Old Tales in New Skins. Printed in the United States of America. For information address HarperCollins Children's Books, a division of HarperCollins Publishers, 10 Ease 53rd Street, New York, NY. 10022. First published in the .

Acclaimed writer Emma Donoghue spins new tales out of old in a magical web of thirteen interconnected stories about power and transformation and choosing one's own path in the world

Acclaimed writer Emma Donoghue spins new tales out of old in a magical web of thirteen interconnected stories about power and transformation and choosing one's own path in the world. Thirteen tales are unspun from the deeply familiar, and woven anew into a collection of fairy tales that wind back through time. Acclaimed Irish author Emma Donoghue reveals heroines young and old in unexpected alliances-sometimes treacherous, sometimes erotic, but always courageous.

Acclaimed Irish author Emma Donoghue unravels 13 familiar stories and recasts them into a collection of remarkable fairy tales. Cinderella, Beauty, Rapunzel, and others are revealed in their own beguiling narratives, voices that shimmer with wisdom and truth. Their journeys take them into a strange and delightful landscape. Using the intricate patterns and oral rhythms of traditional fairy tales, Donoghue wraps age-old characters in a dazzling new skin. 21 people like this topic

Emma Donoghue is one of the great literary ventriloquists of our time. Her imagination is kaleidoscopic. The Woman Who Gave Birth to Rabbits. Kissing the Witch: Old Tales in New Skins.

Emma Donoghue is one of the great literary ventriloquists of our time.

Thirteen tales are unspun from the deeply familiar, and woven anew into a collection of fairy tales that wind back through time

Thirteen tales are unspun from the deeply familiar, and woven anew into a collection of fairy tales that wind back through time.

The noted lesbian and author of Hood adds new twists to thirteen age-old fairy tales, including the story of a Cinderella who forsakes her handsome prince and runs off with the fairy godmother.

Comments: (7)

GODMAX
I first picked this book up at a Scholastic Book Fair in Middle School. This is a great book of fairy tales... none of which end with a prince and a wedding. If you're into feminist propaganda (I love feminist propaganda) or just have a daughter that isn't into princes and happily ever afters, maybe a daughter that's exploring her sexuality... this is a great book. Probably won't make you a lesbian... but maybe... I mean, who knows? I hear GMOs make you a lesbian, so you can't really blame the book. /s
Abandoned Electrical
Donoghue's twist on Fairytales. Minimalist and very focused on style. Each narration is different, but they bare a similarity in that they tend to be more obtuse than obvious in their telling of their stories. Sometimes the originals were easier to identify than others and sometimes the varied to the point of almost unrecognizable - but that wasn't a big deal. I enjoyed the different takes on the classic fairytales but more so I enjoyed the story for what it said about the women, the relationships, the idealism of some fairytales or the morality of the originals being altered or altogether missing. If you are expecting clearly recognizable variations or long deep views into the story behind the story, you'll be disappointed. But, if like me, you love the sound of language and the piecing together what is said and what isn't and finding meaning in such short, compact stories, then read. She's one of my favorite authors for a reason.
Umor
This was a very quick and enjoyable read for me. I read "Room" and was instantaneously drawn to this writer. I enjoy her style and creativity. This book left most things to the imagination and I think it was its biggest charm. My ten year old was also fascinated when I was telling her (without the adult elements) the way the author connected and retold famous fairy tales. Wonderful book and very thought provoking.
Mmsa
Emma Donoghue is an accomplished novelist, but this is a reworking of traditional fairy tales. What a delightful read this book is. it is quite a slight volume and each tale transitions into the next. I think her idea was to revamp Traditional tales with a feminist and very individualistic twist and she succeeds spectacularly. It find this authors writing lyrical and original. I consumed this volume in a couple of sittings. Recommended to anyone who enjoys quality storytelling.
Cherry The Countess
To call these re-tellings of some of the most beloved and best-known Western folktales "feminist" is to both belabor and miss the point. The stories are retold from the perspective of each one's heroine, with surprising twists and breath-taking endings. Each character rings true in her emotions and reactions, much more so than in traditional tales, and each grows and transforms as a result of the events she recounts. One tale leads to another in this chain of transformations. The prose is stark and luminous. This is a jewel of a book.
Itiannta
A 1997 New York Times Notable Book, KISS THE WITCH is beyond amazing! This is fairy tales retold with a feminist slant, and done so well. Some of the stories are familiar and some take thought to recognize and Donoghue connects them so well. Emma Donoghue is a brilliant writer. If you aren't reading her you should be whether you are male or female. Always good, always entertaining, and brilliant prose. SO HIGHLY RECOMMENDED
Daigami
This is a charming and imaginative retelling of fairy tales, much more insightful and woman-friendly than the originals. It's a pleasure to become aware of the linkages between the women as each chapter unfolds. This is a very clever book, brisk and astute, that can be appreciated on a number of levels, from simple storytelling to feminist analysis. It's a great gift item for any older girl (14+) or woman in your life. Highly recommended!
This is a wonderful reimagining of classic children's stories that includes many original ideas and modern thought. The format of many connected short stories seems to be made for bed-time reading. The book is very well written overall.
Kissing the Witch: Old Tales in New Skins download epub
Science Fiction & Fantasy
Author: Emma Donoghue
ISBN: 0060275766
Category: Teen & Young Adult
Subcategory: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Language: English
Publisher: HarperCollins (May 1, 1997)