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Literary New Orleans in the Modern World

Kennedy, Richard S., Editor

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ISBN 10: 0807122084 / ISBN 13: 9780807122082
Published by Louisiana State University Press, Baton Rouge, 1998
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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A Fine copy in tan cloth, in a Fine dust jacket. The dedication copy: nicely inscribed and signed by editor Richard S. Kennedy for the book's dedicatee. Bookseller Inventory # 033672

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Title: Literary New Orleans in the Modern World

Publisher: Louisiana State University Press, Baton Rouge

Publication Date: 1998

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition

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Cleanth Brooks may have summarized it best: "New Orleans has become one of the cities of the mind, and is therefore immortal." Its writers make it so. Like Richard S. Kennedy's earlier collection Literary New Orleans,> these nine essays explore the belletristic Crescent City -- its history, authors, myths, and realities. This volume focuses on twentieth-century New Orleans, beginning with modernism's brief blooming in the 1920s, followed by the fading of New Orleans's peculiarly dreamy romanticism and the flourishing of a distinctive realism, and concluding with a recurrence and transformation of the earlier romantic strain in contemporary Gothic and mystery fiction. Literary New Orleans in the Modern World provides chapters in the history of a unique American city, written in the very spirit of New Orleans as it has cast its spell on writers.

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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: Essays and Meditations. He was a professor emeritus of English at Temple University in Philadelphia.

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