Gumbo Ya-Ya: Folk Tales of Louisiana

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Long considered the finest collection of Louisiana folktales and customs, this book chronicles the stories and legends that have emerged from the bayou country.

The living folklore of Louisiana returns in this new edition of the classic long considered the finest collection of Louisiana folk tales and customs ever chronicled. A charming look at the legends and practices of the bayou country, especially New Orleans, Gumbo Ya-Ya has ...

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Overview

Long considered the finest collection of Louisiana folktales and customs, this book chronicles the stories and legends that have emerged from the bayou country.

The living folklore of Louisiana returns in this new edition of the classic long considered the finest collection of Louisiana folk tales and customs ever chronicled. A charming look at the legends and practices of the bayou country, especially New Orleans, Gumbo Ya-Ya has endured as a classic in its genre.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780882896458
  • Publisher: Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 5/28/1987
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 640
  • Sales rank: 329,635
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 8.90 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

ROBERT TALLANT (1909-1957) was one of Louisiana's best-known authors and a participant in the WPA Writers' Project during the 1930s and 1940s. During the last years of his life, he was a lecturer in English at Newcomb College.

Lyle Saxon (1891-1946) ranks among Louisiana's most outstanding writers. During the 1920s and 1930s he was the central figure in the regionís literary community, and was widely known as a raconteur and bon vivant. In addition to Father Mississippi, Lafitte the Pirate, and Children of Strangers, he also wrote Fabulous New Orleans, Old Louisiana, The Friends of Joe Gilmore, and was a co-author of Gumbo Ya-Ya, with Edward Dreyer and Robert Tallant. During the Depression, he directed the state WPA Writers Project, which produced the WPA Guide to Louisiana and the WPA Guide to New Orleans.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 23, 2001

    An Interesting Book for a young person

    I read this book when I was 9 years old. I found it most interesting and informative on Louisiana life years ago. The words octoroon and mulatto were new to me and boy did I learn!!! It left a lasting impression....a good book!!!

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