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The Skeleton at the Feast: The Day of the Dead in Mexico - CARMICHAEL, Carmichael; SAYER, Chloe

University of Texas Press, 1991, Paperback ..
Condition: Near Fine. Slightly faded at the spine, some light signs of rubbing at the extremities. A nice copy.

In this unique work, the authors explore both the historic origins of this holiday and its colourful present-day celebrations in Mexico and the United States. Interviews with Mexican artists and crafters who provide goods for the festival - from personalized sugar skulls to gigantic papier-mâché skeletons - offer a fascinating glimpse into traditional and contemporary attitudes toward death and the dead. Required reading for all who are interested in Mexican culture, art, and folklore. 160pp. Index. Size: 4to Medium (11½" x 9" approx.)
ISBN: 0292776586

£25.00 (Now Sold)