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Literary New Orleans: Essays and Meditations (Revised)

Literary New Orleans: Essays and Meditations (Revised)

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This is an altogether engaging collection of ruminations on early New Orleans writers -- George Washington Cable, Grace King, Lafcadio Hearn, and Kate Chopin -- as well as three prolific twentieth-century authors who called the Crescent City home at various times: William Faulkner, Tennessee Williams, and Walker Percy. In the book's final essay, Lewis P. Simpson reflects on the history of New Orleans as a literary center, giving special emphasis to Percy's The Moviegoer and John Kennedy Toole's A Confederacy of Dunces.

Author: Richard S. Kennedy
Publisher: LSU Press
Published: 04/01/1998
Pages: 112
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.30lbs
Size: 8.51h x 5.57w x 0.24d
ISBN: 9780807122730

About the Author

Richard S. Kennedy (1920--2002) was the author of Dreams in the Mirror: A Biography of e. e. Cummings and The Window of Memory: A Literary Biography of Thomas Wolfe. He also edited the collection Literary New Orleans in the Modern World. He was a professor emeritus of English at Temple University in Philadelphia.

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