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Lafcadio Hearn's America : ethnographic sketches and editorials

Author: Lafcadio Hearn; Simon J Bronner
Publisher: Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, ©2002.
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The American essays of Lafcadio Hearn (1850-1914) chronicle the robust urban life of Cincinnati and New Orleans. This volume collects his stories of vagabonds, river people, mystics and criminals,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Anecdotes
History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Hearn, Lafcadio, 1850-1904.
Lafcadio Hearn's America.
Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, ©2002
(OCoLC)606646148
Online version:
Hearn, Lafcadio, 1850-1904.
Lafcadio Hearn's America.
Lexington, Ky. : University Press of Kentucky, ©2002
(OCoLC)608790126
Named Person: Lafcadio Hearn; Lafcadio Hearn; Lafcadio Hearn
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lafcadio Hearn; Simon J Bronner
ISBN: 0813122295 9780813122298
OCLC Number: 46952394
Description: x, 242 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Communities and the "under side" of America. 1. Levee life : haunts and pastimes of the roustabouts --
2. Saint Malo : a lacrustine village in Louisiana --
3. Sicilians in New Orleans --
4. The last of the New Orleans fencing-masters --
5. A gypsy camp --
6. Some pictures of poverty : impressions of a round with an overseer of the poor --
7. Pariah people : outcast life by night in the East End --
8. Les chiffonniers : how they live, work and have their being --
9. Within the bars : how prisoners look, live, and conduct themselves --
10. Cincinnati salamanders : a confederation of twenty little communities --
11. Steeple climbers --
pt. 2. "Enormous and lurid facts" : language, folklife, and culture. 12. Cheek --
13. The Creole patois --
14. The Creole doctor --
15. The last of the voudoos --
16. New Orleans superstitions --
17. The music of the masses --
18. Black varieties : the minstrels of the row --
19. Among the spirits : an Enquirer reporter communicates with his father --
20. Some strange experience : the reminiscences of a ghost-seer --
21. Haceldama : Hebrew slaughterers, gentile butchers, and consumptive blood-drinkers --
22. The manufacture of yellow and Rockingham ware in Cincinnati --
pt. 3. Opinions of America. 23. Growth of population in America --
24. The Labour problem in America --
25. The race-problem in America --
26. Some Japanese ideas of American policy --
27. Prevention of cruelty to women --
28. Recent American novels --
29. American magazines --
30. American art tastes --
31. The French in Louisiana --
32. The roar of a great city.
Other Titles: America
Responsibility: edited by Simon J. Bronner.

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"Bronner brings together thirty-two individual sketches and editorials that demonstrate what Bronner calls 'Hearn's ethnographic approach to writing and his views of America.'" -- "Resources for Read more...

 
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