The New Orleans of Fiction: A Research Guide by James A. Kaser

By James A. Kaser

The value of latest Orleans in American tradition has made the city's position within the American mind's eye a vital subject for literary students and cultural historians. whereas databases of bibliographical info on New Orleans-centered fiction can be found, they're of little use to students gaining knowledge of works written ahead of the 1980s.

In the hot Orleans of Fiction: A learn Guide, James A. Kaser offers precise synopses for greater than 500 works of fiction considerably set in New Orleans and released among 1836 and 1980. The synopses contain plot summaries, names of significant characters, and a sign of actual settings. An appendix offers bibliographical details for works relationship from 1981 good into the twenty first century, whereas a biographical part presents simple information regarding the authors, a few of whom are imprecise and will be tricky to discover in different sources.

Written to help researchers in finding works of fiction for research, the plot summaries spotlight ways that the works contact on significant features of social historical past and cultural reviews (i.e., classification, ethnicity, gender, immigrant event, and race). The e-book can be an invaluable reader advisory device for librarians and readers who are looking to determine fabrics for relaxation analyzing, relatively on account that style, juvenile, and younger grownup fiction—as good as literary fiction—are included.

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