Quaint Essential New Orleans: A Crescent City Lexicon

Quaint Essential New Orleans: A Crescent City Lexicon

by Kevin J. Bozant


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If you write about New Orleans, get it right about New Orleans. In Quaint Essential New Orleans, I will take you on an entertaining and personal journey through the Crescent City's culture of unique iconography, vexing geography, and mystifying terminology. Enjoy a generous serving from the colloquial melting pot with ingredients borrowed from the French, Spanish, Creoles, African Americans, Cajuns, West Indians, Irish, Italians, Germans, Native Americans, Canadians, Vietnamese, and a smattering of Yat mixed in just to make your mom-n-em happy. The resulting mélange of creative and colorful references for streets, food, Mardi Gras, jazz, local characters, geography, history, and culture, blends into a delicious gumbo of grammar which is often mispronounced, misinterpreted, misunderstood, and misspelled.

Do you understand the distinction between the terms: Mardi Gras and Carnival - roux and rue - Storyland and Storyville? Can you give directions to Dead Man's Curve, Monkey Wrench Corner, or Pigeon Town? Can you name the Emperor of the World, the Voodoo Queen, or the Chicken King? Do you know what it means to mispronounce New Orleans, banquette, Tchefuncte, flambeaux, Tchoupitoulas, or lagniappe?

If you are producing a movie or documentary in New Orleans.
If you are writing or anchoring a local newscast.
If you are editing a city newspaper, magazine, or website.
If you are writing a television series set in the Crescent City.
If your next novel is about New Orleans.
You Need This Book!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781469951102
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 09/14/2012
Pages: 190
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Kevin J. Bozant was born in the Upper 9th Ward of New Orleans - as luck would have it - just a few blocks from Huerstel's Bar and Little Pete's Seafood Restaurant. He is a local writer, photographer, and graphic designer for his publishing company, Po-Boy Press - New Orleans.

His professional experience included the local Warner Brothers, CW, and ABC television affiliates. Kevin specialized in color print and electronic graphics for marketing and promotional materials as well as special events coordination. He eventually became senior graphic designer for the news, sports, and weather departments. He provided technical and graphic assistance for Real New Orleans, Crescent City Country, New Orleans After Midnight, Friday Night Football, Saints Sideline, as well as Brandon Tartikoff's popular New Orleans trivia game show, N.O. It Alls. He helped developed and co-produce The Southern Garden for Vitascope Television and created the Crescent City Crier for Gambit Weekly.

He is author of Port & Burgundy: A Pictorial History of St. Paul Lutheran Church in New Orleans 1840-1990; Quaint Essential New Orleans: A Crescent City Lexicon; African American New Orleans: A Guide to 100 Civil Rights, Culture, and Jazz Sites; Crescent City Soldiers: Military Monuments of New Orleans; Music Street New Orleans: A Guide to 200 Jazz, Rock, and Rhythm and Blues Sites; Crescent City Saints: Religious Icons of New Orleans; Cryptic New Orleans: Cemetery Secrets and Symbols; Rev. G. J. Wegener: His Life and Ministry in New Orleans; Walking Through New Orleans: Adventure Afoot; and New Orleans Engraved: Cemetery Elegies and Epitaphs.

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