Title: Brujerias: Stories of Witchcraft and the ...
Publisher: Texas Tech Univ Pr, Lubbock, Texas, U.S.A.
Publication Date: 2007
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Fine
Signed: Signed by Author
Not ex-library copy. Condition is fine - clean and tight inside and out. DJ has sticker "New Mexico Book Awards 2008 Finalist." Signed by author with personalized inscription. 373 pages, black & white photos. Bookseller Inventory # 025561
Synopsis: He got as close as he could to observe the spectacle; his eyes could hardly believe what he saw. Circled around the huge bonfire were many witches dancing and making all kinds of gestures amidst laughs, screams, and bursts of laughter as they sang all together. Recounted in Spanish and in English translation, these tales of sorcerers, fiendish witches, La Llorona, the vanishing hitchhiker, ghostly apparitions, and balls of fire will fascinate and spook readers of all ages and backgrounds. The sixty-four narrators in Brujeras range in age from seventeen to ninety-eight years old. Their stories come from a variety of Southwestern states as well as Latin America and demonstrate how the magical world of witchcraft and the supernatural connects Spain to Latin America and Latin America to North America. This rich tradition of supernatural tales illuminates an unexplored aspect of the American Southwests Hispanic heritage. Included are biographical information about the narrators and a glossary highlighting the regional Spanish dialect of northern New Mexico and southern Colorado. Nasario Garca, a native New Mexican and leading folklorist in his state, has produced many works on New Mexican literature and folklore, including "Old Las Vegas: Hispanic Memories from the New Mexico Meadowlands" (TTUP 2004).
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