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The Krampus and the Old, Dark Christmas - by Al Ridenour (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 248

Genre: Social Science

Sub-Genre: Folklore & Mythology

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Feral House

Age Range: Adult

Author: Al Ridenour

Language: English

TCIN: 51736943
UPC: 9781627310345
Item Number (DPCI): 248-30-4170


Ridenour (Offbeat Food) serves up an immensely accessible, well-researched history mixed in with his own personal journey tracing the Krampus, a Christmas devil with roots in Austrian and German folklore...Those interested in folklore, anthropology, history, counter-culture, and cosplay will enjoy this thorough assessment and its plethora of illustrations.-- Publisher's Weekly, October 2016

The Krampus and the Old, Dark Christmas: Roots and Rebirth of the Folkloric Devil is jam-packed with information on the history and meaning of the Krampus as well as scads of photos and art prints. The dozens of photos of celebrants of myriad regional-variant Yuletide festivals in bizarre and terrifying costumes is worth the price of admission alone. Award-winning designer Sean Tejaratchi has laid everything out gorgeously, augmenting Ridenour's thoughtful analysis. I really can't recommend this highly enough. If you have any interest in the subject, this book is simply a must-have.-- Dangerous Minds

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