Since the United States’ purchase of Louisiana in 1803, the French inhabitants of the state have tried to preserve the language of their forefathers. Though they remain patriotic to their country, their pride in their French origin and their status as Creoles is equally apparent.
Drawing on the works of Alcée and Edward Fortier, Ruby Van Allen Caulfeild has created a detailed and careful study of the Creoles’ literary efforts to maintain their rich heritage. Here, the author has compiled information that spans the entire history of French writers in Louisiana, from the earliest accounts of voyages, to the later novels, dramas, and short stories.
About the Author
Ruby Van Allen Caulfeild prepared this work in conjunction with the Institute of French Studies at Columbia University. In gathering information for this work, she researched sources at Columbia University, the New York Public Library, the New York Historical Library, the Baton Rouge Public Library, Tulane University Library, and the Library at the State House in Baton Rouge. She made most substantial use of the private collections of New Orleans residents and her interviews with them.
FRENCH LITERATURE OF LOUISIANA
By Ruby Van Allen Caulfeild
LITERARY CRITICISM / American / General
300 pp. 5 x 8
Appendix Bibliography Index of French Writers
ISBN: 9781565545915 pb (F)