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Publisher Comments:

New Orleans is a melting pot that has been stirred by French, Spanish, African, and Caribbean influences. Once the fourth-largest city in America and largest city in the South, the Crescent City embodies many contradictions. It is at once a nationally-treasured architectural museum and a mix of odd decay and free-spirited play. In Literary New Orleans, the city rightfully claims its place as city whose writers are to be celebrated.

Synopsis:

An anthology of fiction and nonfiction about New Orleans

Table of Contents

Letter to Comte de Ponchartrain / De Râemonville — From Journal of a voyage to North America / Pierre Franðcois Xavier de Charlevoix — Letter to her father / Sister Hachard de Saint-Stanislas — Letter to Robert Livingston / Thomas Jefferson — From Sketches of America / Henry Bradshaw Fearon — From Journal of John James Audubon / John James Audubon — "New Orleans in 1848" / Walt Whitman — From Life on the Mississippi / Mark Twain — Letter to Major Pond / George Washington Cable — "A matter of prejudice" / Kate Chopin — "Odalie" / Alice Dunbar-Nelson — "Cherchez la femme" / O. Henry --"The battle of the handkerchiefs" / Adelaide Stuard Dimitry — From The pleasant ways of St. Mâedard / Grace King — "New Orleans, the Double dealer and the modern movement in America" / Sherwood Anderson — "The glamour of New Orleans" / Lafcadio Hearn — From Mosquitoes / William Faulkner — From Fabulous New Orleans / Lyle Saxon — From Mules and men / Zora Neale Hurston — "New Orleans (1946)" / Truman Capote — From Satchmo: my life in New Orleans / Louis Armstrong — "Mornings on Bourbon Street" / Tennessee Williams — From Half of paradise / James Lee Burke — From An unfinished woman: a memoir / Lillian Hellman — "Talk to the music" / Arna Bontemps — "Secret messages" / Tom Dent — From "Shrovetide in old New Orleans" / Ishmael Reed — From A confederacy of dunces / John Kennedy Toole — From The annunciation / Ellen Gilchrist — From Almost innocent / Sheila Bosworth — "The city of the dead" / Walker Percy — "Relic" / Robert Olen Butler — "The muse is always half-dressed in New Orleans" / Andrei Codrescu — From Crooked man / Tony Dunbar — From Glass house / Christine Wiltz — "Faubourg" / Brenda Marie Osbey.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781892514059
Editor:
Long, Judy
Publisher:
Hill Street Press
Editor:
Long, Judy
Editor:
Brady, Patricia
Location:
Athens, Ga.
Subject:
Reference
Subject:
Louisiana
Subject:
History and criticism
Subject:
Reference - Guides (General)
Subject:
United States - South - New Orleans
Subject:
New orleans
Subject:
American literature
Copyright:
Publication Date:
June 2000
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.42x5.49x.83 in. .77 lbs.

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