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New Orleans, mon amour : twenty years of writings from the city

Author: Andrei Codrescu
Publisher: Chapel Hill, N.C. : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"For two decades NPR commentator Andrei Codrescu has been living in and writing about his adopted city, where, as he puts it, the official language is dreams. How apt that a refugee born in Transylvania found his home in a place where vampires roam the streets and voodoo queens live around the corner; where cemeteries are the most popular picnic spots, the ghosts of poets, prostitutes, and piratesare palpable, and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Anecdotes
Nonfiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Codrescu, Andrei, 1946-
New Orleans, mon amour.
Chapel Hill, N.C. : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2006
(OCoLC)607334449
Online version:
Codrescu, Andrei, 1946-
New Orleans, mon amour.
Chapel Hill, N.C. : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2006
(OCoLC)607933523
Named Person: Andrei Codrescu; Andrei Codrescu
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Andrei Codrescu
ISBN: 1565125053 9781565125056
OCLC Number: 62172912
Description: 273 pages ; 21 cm
Contents: Gripped by the spirit (1985-1990) --
Se habla dreams (1990-1995) --
My city my wilderness (1995) --
The Dead rehearse (1995-2000) --
The Mysteries of New Orleans (200-2005) --
Poetry will not end with the world.
Responsibility: by Andrei Codrescu.
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"For two decades NPR commentator Andrei Codrescu has been living in and writing about his adopted city, where, as he puts it, the official language is dreams. How apt that a refugee born in Transylvania found his home in a place where vampires roam the streets and voodoo queens live around the corner; where cemeteries are the most popular picnic spots, the ghosts of poets, prostitutes, and piratesare palpable, and in the French Quarter, no one ever sleeps."--The publisher.

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Codrescu on New Orleans

by ricklibrarian (WorldCat user published 2006-04-15) Very Good Permalink
Andrea Codrescu says in New Orleans, Mon Amour that his adopted city is a place of poetry, music, good food, and friendly people. Having said that, he then scares his readers with stories of great heat, large insects, rotting buildings, political corruption, tons of guns, and insanity. Readers of the...
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