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Author Hearn, Lafcadio, 1850-1904.

Title Inventing New Orleans : writings of Lafcadio Hearn / edited, with an introduction by S. Frederick Starr
Published Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, [2001]
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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!
Summary 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
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Subject New Orleans (La.) -- Literary collections.
New Orleans (La.) -- Description and travel.
Genre/Form Literary collections.
Form Electronic book
Author Starr, S. Frederick.
LC no. 00065461
ISBN 1604736321 (electronic bk.)
9781604736328 (electronic bk.)