The New Orleans Of Fiction

Author: James A. Kaser
Publisher: Scarecrow Press
ISBN: 0810892049
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The New Orleans Of Fiction from the Author: James A. Kaser. The importance of New Orleans in American culture has made the city's place in the American imagination a crucial topic for literary scholars and cultural historians. While databases of bibliographical information on New Orleans-centered fiction are available, they are of little use to scholars researching works written before the 1980s. In The New Orleans of Fiction: A Research Guide, James A. Kaser provides detailed synopses for more than 500 works of fiction significantly set in New Orleans and published between 1836 and 1980. The synopses include plot summaries, names of major characters, and an indication of physical settings. An appendix provides bibliographical information for works dating from 1981 well into the 21st century, while a biographical section provides basic information about the authors, some of whom are obscure and would be difficult to find in other sources. Written to assist researchers in locating works of fiction for analysis, the plot summaries highlight ways in which the works touch on major aspects of social history and cultural studies (i.e., class, ethnicity, gender, immigrant experience, and race). The book is also a useful reader advisory tool for librarians and readers who want to identify materials for leisure reading, particularly since genre, juvenile, and young adult fiction—as well as literary fiction—are included.

New Orleans Noir The Classics

Author: Julie Smith
Publisher: Akashic Books
ISBN: 1617754196
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New Orleans Noir The Classics from the Author: Julie Smith. "[An] irresistible sequel to Smith's New Orleans Noir....Anyone who knows New Orleans even slightly will relish revisiting the city in story after story. For anyone who has never been to New Orleans, this is a great introduction to its neighborhoods and history." --Publishers Weekly, Starred review "Ten years after the publication of the original New Orleans Noir, Akashic's 'Noir' series returns with a follow-up....Each entry is strong, but the collection is worth reading alone for Poppy Z. Brite's 'Mussolini and the Axeman's Jazz,' a delirious and brutal ghost story....Strongly recommended for fans of the Akashic anthologies and Hard Case Crime mysteries and lovers of New Orleans fiction. Devotees of Southern gothic fiction (e.g., the works of Flannery O'Connor and Tom Franklin.) will also find much to enjoy." --Library Journal, Starred review "Smith, who edited Akashic's original New Orleans Noir (2007), goes back for a second trip to the Big Easy." --Kirkus Reviews "A riveting read." --Back to Books "Eighteen diverse stories...capture the feeling of this fascinating city. New Orleans Noir: The Classics embraces the city's rich literature and spans two centuries, from the pre–Civil War era to post-Katrina." --Underrated Reads "This anthology really has the feel of New Orleans....I enjoyed this batch of stories. Good ones all the way through. Give it a try." --Journey of a Bookseller Akashic Books continues its award-winning series of original noir anthologies, launched in 2004 with Brooklyn Noir. Each volume comprises stories set in a distinct neighborhood or location within the respective city. Classic reprints from: James Lee Burke, Armand Lanusse, Grace King, Kate Chopin, O. Henry, Eudora Welty, Tennessee Williams, Shirley Ann Grau, John William Corrington, Tom Dent, Ellen Gilchrist, Valerie Martin, O’Neil De Noux, John Biguenet, Poppy Z. Brite, Nevada Barr, Ace Atkins, and Maurice Carlos Ruffin. From the introduction by Julie Smith: "A glittering constellation of writers has passed through New Orleans--including Mark Twain, Sherwood Anderson, O. Henry, and even Walt Whitman, to name some of the not-so-usual suspects. Then there are the ones whose sojourns here are better known, the ones on whom we pride ourselves, such as Tennessee Williams, William Faulkner, Eudora Welty, Ellen Gilchrist, and James Lee Burke. It was an anthologist's feast--just about everybody who came to New Orleans wrote about it. But there were surprises as well... If you're from New Orleans, the neighborhood theme will resonate like Tibetan temple bells. And yet, surely every city has similar hoods, similar behavior patterns, similar travails--and has had them forever. 'Indeed,' wrote Voltaire, 'history is nothing more than a tableau of crimes and misfortunes.'"

The Booklover S Guide To New Orleans

Author: Susan Larson
Publisher: LSU Press
ISBN: 9780807124161
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The Booklover S Guide To New Orleans from the Author: Susan Larson. This guide includes a history of the fiction writers, journalists, poets, critics and others who have been associated with New Orleans. It also includes a tour of author's homes and hangouts, a reading list of New Orleans titles in categories from mysteries to cooking; and a list of bookshops.

Literary New Orleans

Author: Judy Long
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Literary New Orleans from the Author: Judy Long. An anthology of fiction and nonfiction about New Orleans

New Orleans Homicide

Author: O'Neil De Noux
Publisher: Createspace Independent Pub
ISBN: 9781481889650
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New Orleans Homicide from the Author: O'Neil De Noux. NEW ORLEANS HOMICIDE – LaStanza Novel #6Murder is no stranger to New Orleans and the Easter Weekend of 1986 is particularly violent, an elderly man brutally murdered on Good Friday evening, a young woman shot to death on Saturday evening, a middle-aged woman bludgeoned to death on Easter morning.Homicide detectives, responding to the scenes, are again faced with sudden violence. Det. LaStanza, handling the first murder, feels a connection with the victim, a ninety-one year old Italian-American named Venetta. When asked by the victim's family what are the chances he'll catch the killers, he tells them one-hundred percent. “I always get them. Always.”These murders are deliberate acts of violence. LaStanza and his partners begin a meticulous, relentless pursuit of the killers and will use whatever deliberate acts necessary to bring justice to the victims and their families.Born in New Orleans, O'Neil De Noux is a prolific American writer of novels and short stories. Although much of De Noux's fiction falls under the mystery genre (character-drive crime fiction primarily), he has published stories in many disciplines including mainstream fiction, children and young-adult fiction, science-fiction, suspense, fantasy, horror, western, literary, religious, romance, humor and erotica.In 2007, The Private Eye Writers of America awarded its prestigious SHAMUS AWARD for BEST SHORT STORY to “The Heart Has Reasons” by O'Neil De Noux. The SHAMUS is given annually to recognize outstanding achievement in private eye fiction. De Noux is also the 2009 DERRINGER AWARD winner for BEST NOVELETTE for “Too Wise.” The Derringer Awards are given annually to recognize excellence in the short mystery fiction form.In 2010, De Noux made a move to eBooks and print-on-demand books, teaming with other artists in the art co-op Big Kiss Productions and published SLICK TIME, a sexy caper novel, followed by collections NEW ORLEANS MYSTERIES, NEW ORLEANS NOCTURNAL, NEW ORLEANS CONFIDENTIAL, NEW ORLEANS PRIME EVIL and BACKWASH OF THE MILKY WAY. In June 2012, De Noux's novel JOHN RAVEN BEAU was named 2011 POLICE BOOK OF THE YEAR by Police-Writers.com, a group that boasts of 1153 state and local law enforcement officials from 485 state and local law enforcement agencies who have written 2504 police books. A hyper-realistic crime story, JOHN RAVEN BEAU provides an intimate look into the beleaguered NOPD Homicide Division, a story that begins in the French Quarter and ends in a swamp, all within the city limits of America's eternal city, a city that cannot be destroyed – New Orleans. Earlier in 2012, after six months of intensive research and eighteen months of non-stop writing, O'Neil De Noux published BATTLE KISS, a 320,000 word epic of love and war set against the panorama of the Battle of New Orleans, January 8, 1815. So timely is the book, released as the bicentennial of the War of 1812 arrives, Mr. De Noux received an Artist Services Career Advancement Award from the Louisiana Division of the Arts for his work on BATTLE KISS. Also in 2012, Mr. De Noux's first private eye was published. ENAMORED a novel of obsession and murder, is set in 1950 New Orleans. Another crime novel, BOURBON STREET, set in 1947, was released in 2012, along with the young-adult superhero novel MISTIK.In 2012, O'Neil De Noux was elected Vice-President of the Private Eye Writers of America.In January 2013, the long-awaited return of NOPD Homicide Detective Dino LaStanza came with the publication of De Noux's crime fiction tour-de-force NEW ORLEANS HOMICIDE, along with the re-issue of all the previous LaStanza novels as trade paperbacks and eBooks. Two more LaStanza novels are forthcoming.LaStanza Novels#1 GRIM REAPER#2 THE BIG KISS#3 BLUE ORLEANS#4 CRESCENT CITY KILLS#5 THE BIG SHOW#6 NEW ORLEANS HOMICIDE

New Orleans Sketches

Author: William Faulkner
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi
ISBN: 9781604734829
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New Orleans Sketches from the Author: William Faulkner. In 1925 William Faulkner began his professional writing career in earnest while living in the French Quarter of New Orleans. He had published a volume of poetry (The Marble Faun), had written a few book reviews, and had contributed sketches to the University of Mississippi student newspaper. He had served a stint in the Royal Canadian Air Corps and while working in a New Haven bookstore had become acquainted with the wife of the writer Sherwood Anderson. In his first six months in New Orleans, where the Andersons were living, Faulkner made his initial foray into serious fiction writing. Here in one volume are the pieces he wrote while in the French Quarter. These were published locally in the Times-Picayune and in the Double Dealer. The pieces in New Orleans Sketches broadcast seeds that would take root in later works. In their themes and motifs these sketches and stories foreshadow the intense personal vision and style that would characterize Faulkner's mature fiction. As his sketches take on parallels with Christian liturgy and as they portray such characters as an idiot boy similar to Benjy Compson, they reveal evidence of his early literary sophistication. In praise of New Orleans Sketches, Alfred Kazin wrote in the New York Times Book Review that “the interesting thing for us now, who can see in this book the outline of the writer Faulkner was to become, is that before he had published his first novel he had already determined certain main themes in his work.” In his trailblazing introduction, Carvel Collins often called “Faulkner’s best-informed critic,” illuminates the period when the sketches were written as the time that Faulkner was making the transition from poet to novelist. “For the reader of Faulkner,” Paul Engle wrote in the Chicago Tribune, “the book is indispensable. Its brilliant introduction . . . is full both of helpful information . . . and of fine insights.” “We gain something more than a glimpse of the mind of a young genius asserting his power against a partially indifferent environment,” states the Book Exchange (London). “The long introduction . . . must rank as a major literary contribution to our knowledge of an outstanding writer: perhaps the greatest of our times.”

Second Line

Author: Poppy Z. Brite
Publisher: Small Beer Press
ISBN: 1618730169
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Second Line from the Author: Poppy Z. Brite. Two short novels starring lovable chefs Rickey and G-man, living and cooking in pre-Katrina New Orleans.

New Orleans Irresistible

Author: O'Neil De Noux
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781461143420
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New Orleans Irresistible from the Author: O'Neil De Noux. "Roam the steamy streets of America's erotic capital where you'll meet a hot temptress who just might be an hallucination, bored housewives getting nude massages in public, a private eye ogling some kissable cleavage, a deliciously dangerous trek on the wild side of town, a pair of erotic vampires, a conveniently windblown skirt, and the legendary Gold Bug of Jean Lafitte"--P. [4] of cover.

New Orleans Er

Author: Robert Mickey Maughon
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780965036603
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New Orleans Er from the Author: Robert Mickey Maughon.