Conjure Wife [Fritz Leiber] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Professor Norman Saylor considered magic nothing more than superstition. Editorial Reviews. About the Author. Fritz Leiber is considered one of science fiction’s legends. Author of a prodigious number of stories and novels, many of. Conjure Wife [Fritz Leiber, Victor Bevine] on *FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. Professor Norman Saylor considered magic nothing more than.
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While in key ways a creature of its time in terms of societal attitudes, it’s nonetheless quite good.
Wondered about her intuition. Amazon Inspire Digital Lriber Resources. You are commenting using your Facebook account. He is the young, hotshot professor of sociology and anthropology at stuffy Hempnell Wide, the sort of leeiber somewhere in the northeastern United States where students attend daily chapel and most of the professors’ wives practice witchcraft. A must-read for anyone who thinks of themselves as a aficionado of 20th century horror literature.
Early on in the novel, Saylor discovers that his wife Tansy has been attempting to practice magic. He felt their presence here and there in his brain, like leibeg of poison, harmless as long as you left them encysted and did not prick them. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. It is then that the book becomes even more interesting. And while his characters are certainly enmeshed in that worldview, Leiber is actually digging a bit deeper, turning the idea inside out.
He rails against mindless traditionalism, sexism, racism and so on in so many of his tales. The problem is that the witchcraft is very real and so is the danger created by the sudden removal of all the spells that were protecting him for years.
View all 4 comments. So long as only you knew what you were doing, you didn’t tend to criticize your entanglement with conjure magic any more than the average person criticizes his magic formula for going to sleep.
Those two gripes aside, I did really enjoy the novel and it kept my interest enough that I read it basically cover to cover in one sitting. Pages to import images to Wikidata.
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ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Imaginative and an original idea. Making sense of what happened in Conjure Wife. Anthony Boucher and McComas similarly lauded the novel as “one of the best of all novels on witchcraft survivals in the enlightened modern world.
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Conjure Wife – Fritz Leiber
And what should he discover? I admit I can’t stand when men treat women like their brains and mental capacities are limited. For a while you understand it, but when it goes on for as long as it does, it got a bit tedious.
Tansy’s a great character: The recent reissue of this novel and the forthcoming movie adaptation are encouraging signs that Fritz Leiber’s work may be slated for a revival. In the end, Conjure Wife is an exquisitely crafted novel of suspense and dark fantasy.
Here’s what you might leibeer like about Conjure Wife: This Norman knows that he has left himself and Tansy lwiber to an evil onslaught and that he is completely out of his depth. Please try again later.
View all 26 comments. He is finally convinced that he has helped his wife Tansy mature and that this dabbling in primitive customs is behind them.
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Tansy knows her magic is real, so why does she give it up so easily? Many novels and films–and an infinity of TV dramas and sitcoms–have used Leiber’s idea, but few of them have produced a book as absorbing and well plotted as this one. He is finally convinced that he has helped his wife Tansy mature and that this dabbling in primitive customs is behind them.