Louisiana Sojourns

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Louisiana Sojourns

A sweeping collection of observations and episodes penned by visitors to Louisiana from the sixteenth century to the 1990s, Louisiana Sojourns is—much like the state itself—a wonder to behold in its sum, and in its particulars, full of surprise and delight. The seventy-six pieces that Frank A. de Caro has selected give readers a vivid sense of how Louisiana's unique blend of Old World, South, the exotic, and quintessential America has exerted a pull and hold on travelers. Included are writings by well-known figures such as Mark Twain, Teddy Roosevelt, Kate Chopin, John Steinbeck, Frederick Law Olmsted, Walker Percy, William Faulkner, Simone de Beauvoir, Henry Miller, John James Audubon, Calvin Trillin, Zora Neale Hurston, A. J. Liebling, William Least Heat Moon, and Frederick Turner. Dozens of other wayfarers are represented as well.

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Louisiana Sojourns
Language: en
Pages: 608
Authors: Frank de Caro
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2005-05-01 - Publisher: LSU Press

A sweeping collection of observations and episodes penned by visitors to Louisiana from the sixteenth century to the 1990s, Louisiana Sojourns is—much like the state itself—a wonder to behold in its sum, and in its particulars, full of surprise and delight. The seventy-six pieces that Frank A. de Caro has
Gerstäcker's Louisiana
Language: en
Pages: 344
Authors: Irene S. Di Maio
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006-09-01 - Publisher: LSU Press

A global traveler and adventurer, the German author Friedrich Gerstäcker (1816--1872) first arrived in Louisiana in March 1838, paddling the waterways leading from the wilds of the northwestern part of the state near Shreveport south to cosmopolitan New Orleans. He returned to the state in 1842, living for a year
Canoeing Louisiana
Language: en
Pages:
Authors: Irene S. Di Maio
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: - Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

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Louisiana Voyages
Language: en
Pages: 236
Authors: Martha Reinhard Smallwood Field
Categories: Travel
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006 - Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

When nature exudes in a swamp in Louisiana it is rich, tropical, juicy, dark, verminy, repellant and lovely all in one, wrote Catharine Cole in 1889. It is like a coffin crowned with flowers; a death trap baited with roses. Writing under the pseudonym Catharine Cole, Martha R. Field (1855-1898)
Patina
Language: en
Pages: 224
Authors: Shannon Lee Dawdy
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-05-31 - Publisher: University of Chicago Press

When Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans, the world reacted with shock on seeing residents of this distinctive city left abandoned to the floodwaters. After the last rescue was completed, a new worry arose—that New Orleans’s unique historic fabric sat in ruins, and we had lost one of the most charming