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The New Orleans of Lafcadio Hearn: Illustrated Sketches from the Daily City Item
Lafcadio Hearn (1850--1904) was a master satirist who displayed a fiery wit both as a writer and as an artist. For seven months in 1880, he surprised and amused the readers of New Orleans with his wood-block "cartoons" and accompanying articles, which were variously funny, scathing, surreal, political, whimsical, and moral. This delightful book collects in their entirety, ...more
Hardcover, 175 pages
Published May 1st 2007 by Louisiana State University Press
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From May 1880 to February 1881, Hearn wrote a daily column for a New Orleans newspaper, many accompanied by a 'cartoon' made from a woodcut that Hearn painstakingly and time-consumingly created. The editor of this book has collected here every column that featured an illustration, but her excellent annotations also quote his unillustrated columns that either reflect on or are background for the ones featured. Her introduction is also invaluable for placing both Hearn and his columns in historica ...more
Patrick Lafcadio Hearn (in Greek: Πατρίκιος Λευκάδιος Χερν, aka Koizumi Yakumo, in Japanese: 小泉八雲) was born in the island of Lefkas (aka Lefkada), Greece. He was a son of an army doctor Charles Hearn from Ireland and a Greek woman Rosa Cassimati (in Greek: Ρόζα Αντωνίου Κασιμάτη). After making remarkable works in America as a journalist, he went to Japan in 1890 as a journey report writer of a mag ...moreMore about Lafcadio Hearn...