Snow White Learns Witchcraft: Stories and Poems
Author: Theodora Goss
Introduction: Jane Yolen
Publisher: Mythic Delirium Books
Released: February5, 2019
Snow White Learns Witchcraft is a compilation of short stories and poems written by Theodora Goss. There’s an introduction written by Jane Yolen, which is admittedly the whole reason this collection ended up on my radar in the first place (thank you for that).
This anthology is full of fractured fairy tales – my favorite sort of fairy tale. Included, you’ll find new takes on stories originally written by Charles Perrault, the Brothers Grimm, Hans Christian Andersen, and Oscar Wilde. Yeah, it’s quite the variety! And it’s worth checking out.
“They are some of the most powerful narratives human beings have produced, about what we most want (beauty, home, bread) and fear (darkness, abandonment, being devoured), which is why they keep being retold and reconfigured.”
Snow White Learns Witchcraft has got to be one of the more vibrant anthologies I’ve read in recent times. But then again, I really do love twisted and unique takes on classic tales, so I rather expected to enjoy this book.
There’s something so ethereal about Theodora Goss’ writing, it works beautifully with the stories she hand-picked to handle here, and I couldn’t get enough of it all. To put it into perspective – I got so wrapped up in reading these stories and poems that I forgot to take notes. Hence why I’m not reviewing each one separately. Hopefully, my reason why will be compelling enough.
Thanks to Mythic Delirium Books and #NetGalley for making this book available for review. All opinions expressed are my own.