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Louisiana Sojourns: Travelers Tales and Literary Journeys Frank de Caro

Louisiana Sojourns: Travelers Tales and Literary Journeys

Frank de Caro

Published May 1st 1998
ISBN : 9780807122396
Hardcover
608 pages
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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 surpriseMoreA 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 de Caro has selected give readers a vivid sense of how Louisianas 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.