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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Written in”Conjure Wife” includes some outdated, even offensive language repeated use of the term “Negro”. I admit I can’t stand when men treat women like their brains and mental capacities are limited. This site uses cookies. View all 5 comments.

When Norman convinces his wife that it’s all just superstition, Tansy’s enemies move in. And while his characters are certainly enmeshed in that worldview, Leiber is actually digging a bit deeper, turning the comjure inside out. Norman Saylor is a sociology professor at the small — and as far as Critz can tell, entirely fictional — college of Hempnell.

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The extended scene in which he describes his patient attempts to help her make the logical steps to “realize” that witchcraft is just a delusion leiner less advanced societies is nauseating in its paternalism and condescension.


Newer Post Older Post Home. Norman Saylor is a rational college professor at the rural college of Hempnell. Faustus by T homas Mann Week Saylor, good husband and practical scientist that he is, orders Tansy to dispose of all her magic geegaws, which she does. The superstitious mind never really went away—a US Court declared Wiccan was a religion at almost the same time as Updike’s book came out—and certainly makes for a better story than other New Age movements.

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Also, the long discourse on magic towards the last quarter was a trifle snooze-inducing. Leiber drew on his own odd assortment of influences—H. Norrell by Susanna Clarke Week It seemed a weird, unrealistic way for this to happen in the story.

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Reading it today I saw much more to its layers than merely a superficial Supernatural veneer-although there is of course much Supernatural in it. 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.


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Jul 21, Charles Dee Mitchell rated it really liked it Shelves: While in key ways a creature of its time in terms of societal attitudes, it’s nonetheless quite good.

Camp Concentration Disch, Thomas M. All in all, I enjoyed the prose, the story conjre the ending. Leiber’s plots are always unique and this short novel is no exception.

Books by Fritz Leiber. All women are witches.

Norman Saylor and his beautiful young wife Tansy are residents of a small frifz township in America, in whose college Norman is a professor. The careful characterization, tense dialogue and the well crafted plot progression feels like the story was intended for the silver screen. Very moody and atmospheric cover, great gothic overtones Storytelling and commercial success not politics the intent of the novel, it possesses little to no sub-text.