Friday, January 6, 2017

190. Nancy Dixon, part 2. New Orleans Anthology.

190. Part 2 of our interview with Nancy Dixon. An ambitious new volume, N.O. Lit: 200 Years of New Orleans Literature, collects short fiction and plays that reflect the city’s literary history, from Paul Louis LeBlanc de Villeneufve’s 18th-century play The Festival of the Young Corn, or The Heroism of Poucha-Houmma to Fatima Shaik’s 1987 short story “Climbing Monkey Hill,” with contributions from suspects both usual and unusual filling in the 560-page tome. Editor Nancy Dixon provided informative introductions to each author’s section, placing the works and their creators within the contexts of the city’s history and the history of its literature, making the anthology both an enjoyable artful artifact and an important academic resource.
  1. This week in Louisiana history. January 3 1842 New Orleans first two primary schools - one for boys, one for girls - opens on Julia Street.
  2. This week in New Orleans history George Adrian Paoletti is born January 2, 1867.  Paolette headed up the French Opera House for 25 years during the winters and toured with Liberiti's Band during the summers.
  3. This week in Louisiana.
    Rocky's Cajun Kitchen, Eunice, LA. We offer live Cajun French music every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday night! Bring the whole family and enjoy the true Cajun tradition with us!! All You Can Eat Seafood Buffet on Friday & Saturday Nights: $25.99!! Includes: Shrimp Etouffee, Seafood Gumbo, Fried Fish, Fried Shrimp, Fried Oysters, Frog Legs, Jalapeno Hush Puppies, French Fries,  Corn Nuggets, Boiled Shrimp with Potatoes and Corn, Snow Crab Legs, Baked Fish, and more.
    Rocky's Cajun Kitchen
    1415 E. Laurel Ave.
    Eunice, LA
    (337) 457-6999
  4. Postcards from New Orleans: Bruce visits the Pepper Palace at 224 Chartres Street, New Orleans, Louisiana.
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