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This interesting history was motivated by Longfellow's beautiful poem Evangeline (published by Pelican), which is about an Acadian woman who was separated from her love during their difficult deportation from Nova Scotia. George P. Bible felt it necessary to provide the true background information about the Acadians that inspired Longfellow to write his tribute.
Louisiana was purchased from France by the United States in 1803 . . . the French inhabitants of that state still love the language of their forefathers and are trying to keep it alive. Though active members of the American commonwealth, as they have proved in all the crises of American history, they are proud of their French origin, and the name of “creole” is dear to them. Paperback.
This seminal book of literary criticism challenges the common perception that the culture of white Southerners springs from English, or Anglo-Norman, roots. Mr. Cantrell presents persuasive historical and literary evidence that it was the South’s Celtic—Irish, Scots, Welsh, or Scots-Irish—settlers who had the greatest influence on Southern culture, and their vibrant spirit is still felt today.
Proud to call himself a Southern writer, Corrington wrote much about the South, Southern culture, the War Between the States, and “reconstruction.” Yet, his subjects range from Frank Lloyd Wright to Henry Ford; his canon also includes lawyerly fiction and detective novels set in New Orleans. Hardcover.
Few today would not recognize the opening lines of one of the most famous poems in the English language: “’Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house . . .” Written as a gift from a faithful father to his loving family, Clement Clarke Moore’s famous poem has delighted millions of people everywhere for over a century. Hardcover.
Robert Penn Warren, the first U.S. Poet Laureate, has received every honor this country can bestow on a writer. Warren has written fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, and has proven to be one of the most versatile writers in modern times. Now, seven original essays on Warren’s writing, written by leading scholars and students, have been brought together in one volume. Hardcover.
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