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Louisiana Creole Literature: A Historical Study

Catharine Savage Brosman

Abstract

Employing the language of standard literary criticism, this study treats two hundred years of distinctive writing connected to Louisiana in both French (nineteenth century chiefly) and English, from the early 1800s to the early 2000s, by Louisiana Creoles, their descendants, and sympathetic outsiders. The focus is on New Orleans and the surrounding area (Cajun folklore, entirely different, and recent Cajun texts are not considered). This substantial body of Creole literature has remained undervalued and its general trends and characteristics largely unexamined. Directed to literary scholar ... More

Keywords: Creole, Louisiana, French, literature, Free People of Color

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9781617039102
Published to University Press of Mississippi: May 2014 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781617039102.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Catharine Savage Brosman, author