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.