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Sustaining New Orleans
Literature, Local Memory, and the Fate of a City

ISBN 9780415947831
Published October 27, 2005 by Routledge
296 Pages 14 B/W Illustrations

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First published in 2006. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Table of Contents

1. The Claims for New Orleans Exceptionalism  2. 'Indiscourageable Progress': The Decline of the New Orleans Streetcar and the Rise of A Streetcar Named Desire  3. Sex and the Historic City: A Walking Tour on the Wild Side  4. Malaise and Miasms: Dr Percy and the Public Health of New Orleans Environs  5. The Spectacle between Piety and Desire: New Orleans Black Panther Party and Ishamel Reed's Neo-HooDooism  6. The Vampires' Middle Passage: The World of Anne Rice and the Promise of New Orleans's Coast  7. Mapping the Spirit Region: Sister Helen, the Dead Men, and the Folk of New Orleans Environs

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Barbara Eckstein is Professor of English at the University of Iowa. She is the co-editor of a forthcoming volume on urban planning and sustainability for MIT Press. She published her first book with the University of Pennsylvania Press in 1990.

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