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Edgar Degas traveled from Paris to New Orleans during the fall of 1872 to visit the American branch of his mother's family, the Mussons. This war-torn, diverse, and conflicted city elicited from Degas some of his finest paintings. He arrived at a key moment in the cultural history of this most exotic of American cities, still recovering from the agony of the Civil War. This decisive period of Reconstruction, in which his American relatives were importantly involved, was also the time when the American writers Kate Chopin and George Washington Cable were beginning to mine the resources of New Orleans culture and history.

About the Author

Christopher Benfey is art critic for Slate magazine and Associate Professor of English/Chair of American Studies at Mount Holyoke College. He is the author of The Double Life of Stephen Crane (1992) and Emily Dickinson and the Problem of Others (1984). He is the recipient of Guggenheim and National Endowment for the Humanities fellowships.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780520218185
Subtitle:
Encounters in the Creole World of Kate Chopin and George Washington Cable
Author:
Benfey, Christopher E. G.
Author:
Benfey, Christopher E. G.
Publisher:
University of California Press
Location:
Berkeley :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Louisiana
Subject:
New orleans
Subject:
United States - Reconstruction Period (1865-1877)
Subject:
Degas, edgar, 1834-1917
Subject:
Cable, george washington, 1844-1925
Subject:
Creoles
Subject:
Creoles -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- Social life and customs.
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
American
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
19990405
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
36 b/w photographs, 1 map.
Pages:
294
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x .625 in 15 oz

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