New Orleans, Mon Amour Twenty Years of Writings from the City

ISBN-10: 1565125053

ISBN-13: 9781565125056

Edition: 2006

Authors: Andrei Codrescu

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List price: $14.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
Publication date: 1/31/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 288
Size: 5.00" wide x 7.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.704
Language: English

Romanian-born poet and essayist Andrei Codrescu, who also utilizes the pen names Betty Laredo and Maria Parfeni, emigrated to the United States in 1966. Codrescu earned a B.A. at the University of Bucharest, and has taught at numerous academic institutions including Johns Hopkins, the University of Baltimore, and Louisiana State University. Codrescu worked for National Public Radio as a commentator and has been featured on ABC News' Nightline. Some of Codrescu's short stories and novels include his first poetry collection, License to Carry a Gun and a memoir entitled In America's Shoe. Throughout the years, Codrescu has been awarded many honors including the Big Table Poetry Award, General Electric Foundation Poetry Prize, and National Endowment for the Arts Fellowships for poetry, editing, and radio. His titles include The Posthuman Dada Guide: Tzara and Lenin Play Chess, The Poetry Lesson, and Whatever Gets You through the Night: A Story of Sheherezade and the Arabian Entertainments.

Some prefatory remarks : do you know what it means to miss New Orleans?
A craving for swan
Wrong number
Nouveau pirates
Hurricane Elena
Ceremonies of the new right; or the people's religion
Conceptual namesake
Two Americas
Whose time is it anyway?
Indecent exposure
Love and croissants
Oil and the sin tax
The hidden wealth
The mind circus is in town
Vacation angst
Se habla dreams
The muse is always half-dressed in New Orleans
Moving faster than my body
Fear and trembling
The party
New lags
How hot is it : summer vacation in Louisiana
A model for the world : a Louisiana fairy tale
Letter home
Post-Duke blues
Mammie dolls
Fantastic fast
Pre-Mardi Gras blues
Mardi Gras again
Last year with the Krewe De Vieux Carre : the Korpse of Komatose
Death was the theme this year
Bayou Babylon cafe
Cult extra!
Robbery approved
Suck da heads and eat da tails!
Alligator sauce piquante
Gone fishin'
Roll on, big river!
My city my wilderness
Human remedies against the devil
Poetic terrorism
Solution : Enivrez-Vous : the bars of New Orleans
Against synchronicity
Prosperity and the devil
From American life
Fried rice
Hint of fall
Tom Dent
The passing of Jim Monaghan, New Orleans bar owner
The mysteries of New Orleans
For the love of spring
Beads para los Muertos
Dogs of summer
Visitors visitations
New Orleans under attack!
Love note to New Orleans
The iconography of hell and our guilt
New Orleans or Baghdad?
After the deluge : a letter to America
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