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Pupi Siciliani - Sicilian Marionettes

Gesta e amori di cavalieri, dame e incantatori
Deeds and loves of knights, dames and enchanters

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Author: Alfredo Mauceri
Photographers: Alessandro Saffo, Antonino Bartuccio
Illustrator: Giulia Masia
Translator: Richard Sadleir
Language: Bilingual Italian and English
Format: Soft cover, 16x21 cm, 160 pages
ISBN: 9788899180584

Puppets touch the soul with invisible threads, tickling our hidden worlds with theirs stories of arms and love.
Charlemagne, Orlando, Rinaldo and Angelica, good and bad, heroes and vanquished, Christians and Saracens, mythological monsters and magical figures. They represent the most successful historical-iconographic synthesis ever implemented, they are the result of the interweaving of highly specialized craft techniques and contain enormous social and cultural value.

This book reconstructs the history and art ofOpera dei Pupi, outlines the personalities of its protagonists and offers an unprecedented insight into one of the greatest expressions of Sicilian inspiration, recognized by UNESCO as a "Masterpiece of the oral and intangible heritage of humanity".