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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 p. ; 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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For both Fortune-Teller and Jew of Seville "Shapiro's superb, lively translations of these two plays invite an intimate and extraordinary look into the complexities of being 'colored' and free in the Read more...

 
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