Sustaining New Orleans : : Literature, local memory, and the fate of a city / / Barbara J. Eckstein.

This book pursues two meanings of the phrase, "sustaining New Orleans." One is the perpetuation of the images and ideas and tales of New Orleans sustained in public memory--local and not--through a range of activities and media, widely read literature notable among them. The other referenc...

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Place / Publishing House:New York : : Taylor & Francis,, 2006.
Year of Publication:2006
Physical Description:1 online resource (305 pages)
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Table of Contents:
  • The claims for New Orleans exceptionalism
  • "Indiscourageable progress": the decline of the New Orleans streetcar and the rise of a streetcar named Desire
  • Sex and the historic city: a walking tour on the wild side
  • Malaise and miasms: Dr. Percy and the public health of New Orleans Environs
  • The spectacle between piety and desire: New Orleans Black Panther Party and Ishamel Reed's neo-hoodooism
  • The vampires' middle passage: the world of Anne Rice and the promise of New Orleans's coast
  • Mapping the spirit region: Sister Helen, the Dead Men, and the folk of New Orleans environs.