Tuesday, October 11, 2011

First Impressions of New Orleans

Over on Book View Cafe's blog, I burble about exploring the French Quarter of New Orleans for the first time. Instead of taking a guided tour, I found some wonderful books on what I was interested in -- history, architecture, stories of people and places -- and designed my own.


  1. New Orleans is a city beloved and described by another great writer: Anne Rice.
    I don't know the city just through the books and it seems a wonderful and misterious place. Enjoy it!

  2. I loved the portrayal of New Orleans in Barbara Hambly's wonderful "Ben January" mysteries. Set in (beginning) 1830s New Orleans, they feature a "free man of color" who has been educated in Paris but is limited by the conventions of the Creole society. She's a fabulous writer and spent a lot of time in New Orleans doing research.

  3. I don't know if she's published here in Brasil, never heard about her before. Anne Rice portrays the slaveship (these word does exist or am I creating one?) in New Orleans, briefly, in Interview with the Vampire. "The witch hour" is another book that describes the streets and gardens in New Orleans, and the character "Lasher" is a fascinating and frightening character.
    Do you have books published in portuguese?