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The fortune-teller

Author: Victor Séjour; Norman R Shapiro
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©2002.
Edition/Format:   Book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Before he was twenty years old, Louisiana-born Victor Sejour expatriated himself to Paris, where his acclaimed dramas would appear alongside those of Alexandre Dumas and Victor Hugo. His mother a free woman of color, his father of Haitian descent, Sejour grew up a free Creole of color in antebellum New Orleans, but was deeply affected by the alienation and discrimination he encountered as a person of mixed
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Genre/Form: Drama
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Victor Séjour; Norman R Shapiro
ISBN: 0252027191 9780252027192
OCLC Number: 47050280
Description: xxiv, 181 pages ; 22 cm
Other Titles: Tireuse de cartes.
Responsibility: Victor Séjour ; translated from the French by Norman R. Shapiro ; introduction by M. Lynn Weiss.

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