Gumbo Ya-Ya: Folk Tales of Louisiana

Gumbo Ya-Ya: Folk Tales of Louisiana

by Robert Tallant, Lyle Saxon, Edward Dreyer
     
 

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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.

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780882896458
Publisher:
Pelican Publishing Company, Incorporated
Publication date:
05/31/1987
Pages:
640
Sales rank:
376,193
Product dimensions:
5.87(w) x 7.00(h) x (d)
Age Range:
12 - 14 Years

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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