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Contes et Récits de la Louisiane créole. Tome II. Text edited by Mary Ham.

ISBN: 978-0-9793230-8-9. $15.50

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Contes et Récits de la Louisiane créole. Tome II. Text edited byMary Ham.

     The second volume of Contes et Récits de la Louisiane créole offers the most varied texts imaginable—two stories by the Creole of Color Pierre Aristide Desdunes that have never been printed, a novella by the French adventurer Charles Jobey that contains the very first song in recorded in Louisiana Creole, an early gothic American vampire tale, an enigmatic story about race from the pages of the New Orleans newspaper L’Abeille, in 1921—within these pages the reader will discover a kaleidoscopic vision of Louisiana’s rich and romantic heritage: Creole ghosts, Native Americans, Cadiens, fallen women, vanquished soldiers. These stories echo like an eternal ritournelle of a culture that is eternally recreating a future for francophone Louisiana.