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Louisiana Creole LiteratureA Historical Study$
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Catharine Savage Brosman

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9781617039102

Published to University Press of Mississippi: May 2014

DOI: 10.14325/mississippi/9781617039102.001.0001

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Père Rouquette and Other Early Francophone Poets

Père Rouquette and Other Early Francophone Poets

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(p.28) Chapter Three Père Rouquette and Other Early Francophone Poets
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Louisiana Creole Literature
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Catharine Savage Brosman

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University Press of Mississippi
DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781617039102.003.0003

This chapter surveys briefly early Louisiana poetry, an early drama, and travel writing, all in French, then examines especially the careers and literary production of Adrien Rouquette, a priest, and his brother, Dominique Rouquette. Adrien’s early years are sketched. His nature poetry receives particular emphasis in connection with the theme of the wilderness; samples are quoted (with translations). His prose romance called La Nouvelle Atala is examined at length for its connection to a masterpiece by Chateaubriand and its views on nature and religion. Other poets of the period are also reviewed, especially the leper Alexandre Latil and Amadeo Morel, author of a poem on the 1856 hurricane at Grand Isle.

Keywords:   Adrien Rouquette, Nature poetry, Wilderness, La Nouvelle Atala, Hurricane of 1856

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