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Author: Lafcadio Hearn; S Frederick Starr
Publisher: Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, ©2001.
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Lafcadio Hearn (1850-1904) prowled the streets of New Orleans from 1877 to 1888 before moving on to a new life and global fame as a chronicler of Japan. Hearn's influence on our perceptions of New Orleans, however, has unjustly remained unknown. In ten years of serving as a correspondent and selling his writing in such periodicals as the New Orleans Daily Item, Times-Democrat, Harper's Weekly, and Scribner's  Read more...
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Hearn, Lafcadio, 1850-1904.
Inventing New Orleans.
Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, ©2001
(DLC) 00065461
(OCoLC)45394205
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Lafcadio Hearn; S Frederick Starr
ISBN: 9781604736328 1604736321
OCLC Number: 773827395
Description: 1 online resource (xxvii, 230 pages) : illustrations, map
Contents: Introduction: The Man Who Invented New Orleans --
The Outsider as Insider: Impressions --
Memphis to New Orleans --
At the Gate of the Tropics --
The City of the South --
The Streets --
The French Market --
Los Criollos --
New Orleans in Wet Weather --
New Orleans Letter --
New Orleans in Carnival Garb --
The Last of the New Orleans Fencing Masters --
Under the Oaks --
Executions --
The Creole Doctor: Some Curiosities of Medicine in Louisiana --
The Death of Marie Laveau --
St. John's Eve--Voudouism --
The Last of the Voudoos --
The Garden of Paradise --
Saint Malo: A Lacustrine Village in Louisiana --
Rod and Gun --
From the Land of Dreams: Sketches --
Voices of Dawn --
Char-Coal --
The Flower Sellers --
Cakes and Candy --
Washerwomen --
Des Perches --
Shine? --
The Man with the Small Electric Machine --
Under the Electric Light --
__ __! __ __!! Mosquitoes!!! --
The Festive --
The Wolfish Dog --
The Go-at --
The Alligators --
Wet Enough For You? --
Web-Footed --
A Creole Type --
Complaint of a Creole Boarding-House Keeper --
The Boarder's Reply --
A Kentucky Colonel Renting Rooms --
The Restless Boarder --
Furnished Rooms --
Ghosteses --
A Creole Journal --
Ultra-Canal --
An Ultra-Canal Talk --
Why Crabs Are Boiled Alive --
Creole Servant Girls --
The Creole Character --
All Saints! --
Does Climate Affect the Character of People? --
The City of Dreams --
A Dream of Kites --
The Tale of a Fan --
Les Coulisses (The French Opera) --
French Opera --
Down Among the Dives: A Midnight Sketch --
Fire!
Responsibility: edited, with an introduction by S. Frederick Starr.

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Lafcadio Hearn (1850-1904) prowled the streets of New Orleans from 1877 to 1888 before moving on to a new life and global fame as a chronicler of Japan. Hearn's influence on our perceptions of New Orleans, however, has unjustly remained unknown. In ten years of serving as a correspondent and selling his writing in such periodicals as the New Orleans Daily Item, Times-Democrat, Harper's Weekly, and Scribner's Magazine he crystallized the way Americans view New Orleans and its south Louisiana environs. Hearn was prolific, producing colorful and vivid sketches, vignettes, news articles, essays, t.

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