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New Orleans stories : great writers on the city / edited by John Miller and Genevieve Anderson.

Publication:
San Francisco : Chronicle Books, c1992.
Format/Description:
Book
vii, 217 p. ; 24 cm.
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Subjects:
American literature -- Louisiana -- New Orleans.
City and town life -- Literary collections.
New Orleans (La.) -- Literary collections.
American literature.
City and town life.
Louisiana -- New Orleans.
Form/Genre:
Literary collections.
Summary:
Alive with jazz and tropical flowers, its streets an intoxicating 24-hour party, New Orleans exerts a hypnotic effect on virtually every visitor and resident, but perhaps none have been more susceptible to its exotic charm than the writers who have lived there. From Mark Twain to William Faulkner to Anne Rice; from Kate Chopin to Zora Neale Hurston to Ellen Gilchrist; from Tennessee Williams to Truman Capote to Walker Percy, the authors in this remarkable collection celebrate the city that stirs their imaginations as no other can. Third in our best-selling series of anthologies centered around America's great cities, New Orleans Stories includes not only "literature," but also interviews, ghost stories, and voodoo charms. Perfect for first-time visitors as well as longtime residents, it re-creates the heady, mesmerizing atmosphere of New Orleans itself.
Contents:
The exploration of Louisiana / Anon.
The moviegoer / Walker Percy
Growing up in New Orleans / Louis Armstrong
The feast of All Saints / Anne Rice
Hoodoo / Zora Neale Hurston
A Creole mystery / Lafcadio Hearn
A confederacy of dunces / John Kennedy Toole
New Orleans journal / John James Audubon
A streetcar named Desire / Tennessee Williams
Dazzle / Truman Capote
A Mississippi bubble / William Thackeray
Indian troubles and hangmen / M. Dumont
Mumbo jumbo / Ishmael Reed
Absolom, Absolom! / William Faulkner
Rich / Ellen Gilchrist
Southern sports / Mark Twain
A scar for Abraham Lincoln / Carl Sandberg
Cavanelle / Kate Chopin
Funiculi funicula / John Dos Passos
Three New Orleans sketches / Walt Whitman
Mason city / Robert Penn Warren
Gumba ya ya superstitions / Lyle Saxon.
Penn Provenance:
Gotham Book Mart (former owner) (Gotham Book Mart Collection copy)
Penn Chronology:
1992
Contributor:
Miller, John, 1959-
Morgan, Genevieve.
Gotham Book Mart Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
ISBN:
0811800598 (pbk.)
9780811800594 (pbk.)
OCLC:
24319064