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New Orleans : a Literary History

Author: T R Johnson
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2019.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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New Orleans is an indispensable element of America's national identity. As one of the most fabled cities in the world, it figures in countless novels, short stories, poems, plays, and films, as well as in popular lore and song. This book provides detailed discussions of all of the most significant writing that this city has ever inspired - from its origins in a flood-prone swamp to the rise of a creole culture at  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: T R Johnson
ISBN: 9781108632690 1108632696
OCLC Number: 1117657736
Notes: Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 30 Aug 2019).
Description: 1 online resource (396 pages)
Contents: Cover; Half-title; Title page; Copyright information; Dedication; Contents; List of Contributors; Preface; Acknowledgments; Chapter 1 Swamp City; Notes; Chapter 2 Mixed Motives: Writing for French Audiences from Colonial New Orleans; Notes; Chapter 3 ''As I Have Seen and Known It'': Ex-Slave Autobiographers and the New Orleans Slave Market; Josiah Henson; William Wells Brown; Henry Bibb; Solomon Northup; Notes; Chapter 4 What New Orleans Meant to Walt Whitman; Notes; Chapter 5 Coloring Sex, Love, and Desire in Creole New Orleans's Long Nineteenth Century; Notes Chapter 6 The White Creole Tradition: Alfred Mercier, Charles Gayarré, Adrien Rouquette, and Grace KingThe Early Era; The Late Era; Notes; Chapter 7 The Civil War's Literary Aftershocks: George Washington Cable; Notes; Chapter 8 Illusion and Disillusion: The Making of Lafcadio Hearn; Notes; Chapter 9 Local Color, Social Problems, and the Living Dead in the Late-Nineteenth-Century Short Fiction of Alice Dunbar Nelson; Notes; Chapter 10 Kate Chopin, Edna Pontellier, and the Predicament of the Intellectual Woman in New Orleans; Notes Chapter 11 Converging Americas: New Orleans in Spanish-Language and Latina/o/x Literary CultureNotes; Chapter 12 A Jazz Origin Myth: Bras-Coupé in History, Folklore, and Literature; Abbreviations; Notes; Chapter 13 ''Stepping Out'' of the Storyville Frame: Recent Literary Representations of the New Orleans Red-Light District; The Demarcations of Their Storyville Geography; Bellocq's Photography and Its Trangressive Potential; Notes; Chapter 14 Louis Armstrong's Autobiographical Art; Louis Armstrong as a New Orleans Jazz Autobiographer; Autobiography as Sound World; Conclusion; Notes Chapter 15 New Orleans, Modernism, and The Double Dealer, 1921-1926Notes; Chapter 16 ''Because What Else Could He Have Hoped to Find in New Orleans, If Not the Truth'': William Faulkner's Absalom, Absalom!; Notes; Chapter 17 ''The Place I Was Made For'': Tennessee Williams in New Orleans; Notes; Chapter 18 A Civil Rights-Era Novel of the American Civil War: Robert Penn Warren's Band of Angels; Little Manty's Tale; New Orleans: Secession and Suppression; Manty and the ''Beast''; Race, the Riot of 1866, and Beyond; Notes Chapter 19 How to Survive the Best Environments: Narrating Protean Place in Walker Percy's The MoviegoerNotes; Chapter 20 Tom Dent and the Development of Black Literature in New Orleans; Notes; Chapter 21 The Gothic Tradition in New Orleans; Gothic Defined in Relation to New Orleans; The Mysteries of New Orleans; The Flowering of Gothic New Orleans; Anne Rice; Dean Paschal; Notes; Chapter 22 A Flaneur in the French Quarter and Beyond: John Kennedy Toole's A Confederacy of Dunces; Notes
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