SUMMARY ¾ New Orleans Mon Amour Twenty Years of Writings from the City


Publicate in Dilema si Dilema veche concomitent cu Mon Amour Kindle #213 alte citeva saptaminale din Statele Unite Scrisorile din New Orleans sint o colectie de tablete din viata americana anecdotice si satirice cu portrete. My fondness for New Orleans is great I lived in southeast Louisiana for six years in the late 1970s and early 1980s and I visited the Crescent City ate at its great restaurants and listened to its music many times Despite moving away from the state in 1981 I almost yearly visit my mother brother and sister in Baton Rouge with side trips to New Orleans an hour away Thus I looked forward to reading the impressions of the city by the Romanian born writer and NPR commentator Andrei Codrescu from 1985 to post Katrina I tremendously enjoyed this compilation of short and long essays on the city I especially liked the longer pieces; the two page transcriptions from his NPR commentaries were a little too slight His descriptions and observations are acute This about the above ground cemeteries New Orleans cemeteries look like vast bakeries uietly holding the ancestral loaves On Louisiana's relentless hot and humid summers The first summer I spent here in 1985 I was sure that my brains were boiling and it it weren't for the cool barrooms where I scribbled nonsense I would have surely evaporated In the late 1980s Codrescu went from being in the crowd during a Mardi Gras parade to being on a float with the Mystic Korpse of Komatose part of the Krewe de Vieux Carre He describes throwing beads doubloons and medallions to carnival crowds in the French uarter but running out of throwaways before the conclusion of the parade Codrescu does not present merely a Tourist Bureau view of New Orleans He writes about the high crime rate the corruption of its city government and especially of its police department and the prejudices and gun toting of many of its residents He criticizes the city government and its residents for their failures to prepare the city adeuately for a major hurricane But he also affectionately describes the city's many virtues its exaltation of the flesh and being a uniue city in the United States It's an environment for a specific life form a dreamy lazy sentimental musical one prey to hallucinations not visions tolerant indolent and gifted at storytelling This goes against the very grain of American civilization as we know it We lie incongruously in the way of the thrifty Puritan America For someone who is familiar with New Orleans these essays will bring back memories and recognition For those unlucky few who have never been there this book may finally push them to go

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New Orleans Mon Amour Twenty Years of Writings from the CityDe personaje excentrice si relatari ale unor experiente personale Ele surprind „epoca de aur” a boemei orasului dar si caderea brutal provocata de uraganul Katrina„Am luat temperatura Americii si i am masurat alte se. This book is a charming collection of vignettes about New Orleans The author clearly loves his adopted city though he does not attempt to gloss over the poverty and corruption to do so would be unfair as they have lived there much longer than heNew Orleans is dead Like most dead things it decomposes or in other words is eaten by things much smaller than itself These tiny feasts are a parade the decadent formula by which the burden of pain and loss become something we can bear All of us humans who live in cities decompose our home — it is only in the suburbs that the frigid dream of perfection thwarts our natural urge to feastHere in Chicago we don't remember the great fire as a time when the city was lost I hope New Orleans finds its way to a similar rebirth

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SUMMARY ¾ New Orleans Mon Amour Twenty Years of Writings from the City ´ [Download] ➾ New Orleans Mon Amour Twenty Years of Writings from the City ➹ Andrei Codrescu – Publicate in Dilema si Dilema veche concomitent cu alte citeva saptaminale din Statele Unite Scrisorile diMne de viata timp de patruzeci de ani M am imaginat New Orleans ePUB #10003 diagnostician dar nu chirurg Din cind in cind diagnozele mi au fost atacate furios de dusmanii imi place sa cred ai bunului simt” Andrei Codrescu. Andrei lives here not only because he loves it here but because he belongs here He once told me that the great tragedy of his life was that he could not hire a scribe to follow him around and record his life for him so that one part of him always had to remain separate from his actions so that he could record it later Reading this book is a lot like having the privilege of Andrei Codrescu as your personal scribe whilst you shamble through life in the uarter; it's messy dirty literate and slightly drunk with love and other stuff it reminds me why nowhere else will ever be home again