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Louisiana Sojourns: Travelers' Tales and Literary Journeys Paperback - 1998

by Frank De Caro (Editor)

A sweeping collection of observations and episodes penned by visitors to Louisiana from the 16th century to the 1990s. These 76 pieces include writings by well-known figures ranging from Mark Twain to William Least Heat Moon and less famous wayfarers. The combination of riveting first-person narratives and informative analyses provides an enormously enriching dimension to travel in Louisiana today. Illustrated.


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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 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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  • Title Louisiana Sojourns: Travelers' Tales and Literary Journeys
  • Author Frank De Caro (Editor)
  • Binding Paperback
  • Edition First Printing
  • Pages 581
  • Volumes 1
  • Language ENG
  • Publisher LSU Press, Baton Rouge
  • Date June 1998
  • Illustrated Yes
  • ISBN 9780807122402 / 0807122408
  • Weight 1.94 lbs (0.88 kg)
  • Dimensions 9.28 x 6.21 x 1.55 in (23.57 x 15.77 x 3.94 cm)
  • Themes
    • Cultural Region: Southeast U.S.
    • Cultural Region: South
    • Geographic Orientation: Louisiana
  • Library of Congress subjects Louisiana - Description and travel, Travelers' writings, American
  • Library of Congress Catalog Number 97050292
  • Dewey Decimal Code 917.630

About the author

Frank A. de Caro was a professor emeritus of English at Louisiana State University, where he taught for thirty-four years. A former president of the Louisiana Folklore Society and the first chairman of the Louisiana Folklife Commission, he was the author or editor of several books, including Re-Situating Folklore: Folk Contexts and Twentieth-Century Literature and Art, coauthored by Rosan Augusta Jordan. He lived in New Orleans
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