New Orleans Stories: Great Writers on the City

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John Miller
Chronicle Books, Jun 10, 2004 - Fiction - 224 pages
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Voodoo. Vampires. Jazz. There's no city quite like New Orleans, a city that whispers stories and where writers come to eavesdrop. New Orleans Stories collects the very best writing on the Big Easy by a stellar gallery of writers for whom the city has played host and muse -- from Walt Whitman and William Faulkner to Anne Rice, Truman Capote, Walker Percy, Tennessee Williams, and Zora Neale Hurston. With a striking new cover, this anthology captures the vibrancy -- and variety -- of New Orleans as it casts its most seductive spell.
 

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What a mixed bag of stories one can find in this book. Some I loved, some I didn't so much. Some were a little strange, especially some of those cures. But that's ok. This is not necessarily a book of ... Read full review

Contents

The Exploration of Louisiana
3
Growing Up in New Orleans
23
The Feast of All Saints
39
Hoodoo
57
A Confederacy of Dunces
70
A Streetcar Named Desite
86
Dazzle
105
MumboJumbo
123
Southern Sports
155
FuniculiFunicula
173
Mason City
190
Gumbo YaYa Superstitions
213
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About the author (2004)

Andrei Codrescu is a commentator for National Public Radio and the author of numerous books. He lives in New Orleans.

John Miller lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has co-edited numerous anthologies for Chronicle Books.

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