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KIRKUS REVIEW

This -- too -- has everything in -- its -- ""conversational jam session"" -- New Orleans of today and yesterday, New Orleans that is more than a quaint Creole-American city, but has its other national districts, Irish, German, Cajun, Negro; a city that has charm and beauty, but ugliness and violence; that has traditions and culture and superstition and ignorance. A city with crime and reigns of terror -- more local than the Huey Long regime. A city of personalities, of gaiety, of individuality. This cross cuts the more stately Harnett Kans panorama of Louisiana -- it is a motley collection of bits of interest. Songs and street cries -- a glossary of terms -- a handbook of odd facts.

Pub Date: Dec. 3rd, 1945
Publisher: Houghton, Mifflin