I hope to take my son to Mexico to see the Day of the Dead this year or the next. I would like to share with him the material that first got me excited about the Day of The Dead: Ray Bradbury's wonderful stories on the festival.
Trouble is, it's been too many years and the reading of them was too scattered, I just can't remember any of the titles.
Can someone help me with a list of titles of stories that are about or contain significant reference to the Day of the Dead?
Given titles, I can go from there and find collections that contain them, though if you have that information at your fingertips, it would be greatly appreciated, as well.
And a quick fan letter to Ray Bradbury:
Mr. Bradbury, Reading your works over the years, from your book on writing to your shortest, short story has changed my life. Your writing always affects me deeply when I read it. Much of it has fulfilled what I consider to be a major component of a piece of classic art: I keep thinking about it; it keeps guiding my thoughts and emotions.
Thank you! You have changed my life and made it better.
Well, if you look in the Story Classifications thread, I started to classify stories by setting. That would give you at least some of the Mexican stories (before I got sidetracked--the list is "in progress"), and the titles can clue you in as to others. As to "Day of the Dead" stories...I'd have to look at all the titles myself...possibly the best is the section devoted to it in "The Halloween Tree."
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There's also a good section about The Day of the Dead in The Halloween Tree. In fact, I don't think I'd be the only one on this board to recommend this book as a terrific overview of the entire tradition of Halloween.
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Dia de Los Muertos, or the Day of the Dead, is a Mexican holiday designed to honor and remember the deceased. It is celebrated on November 1-2 each year. For a fine illustration of the Day of the Dead, drawn by artist Gris Grimly for a re-issue of Ray Bradbury's THE HALLOWEEN TREE, just click on the link below: