Louisiana has a vibrant French history, one that has been kept alive through language, tradition, and literature. Carefully studied in this scholarly commentary are the efforts of the French-speaking inhabitants, the Creoles of European descent, to preserve that heritage and spirit, especially through the writings of the culture. The volume examines written histories, newspapers, poetry, novels, drama, and miscellaneous writings of authors identified with Louisiana and contains biographical information as well as historical summaries of these influential works in French. Major works, such as Charles Gayarre's histories and Dominique Rouquette's poems, are addressed in each section. Victor Sejour, who was published in Les Cenelles, the first anthology of poetry by African Americans, also is included. The meticulously researched bibliography provides a comprehensive list of texts in French from colonial times to the early 1900s. Each entry includes the library or private collection where the work can be found.
Number Of Pages: 300
Published: 31st March 1999
Publisher: Portfolio Press,U.S.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.35 x 12.78 x 2.87
Weight (kg): 0.35