Lafcadio Hearn in New Orleans and the Caribbean

@article{Rothman2008LafcadioHI,
  title={Lafcadio Hearn in New Orleans and the Caribbean},
  author={Adam Rothman},
  journal={Atlantic Studies},
  year={2008},
  volume={5},
  pages={265 - 283}
}
  • A. Rothman
  • Published 1 August 2008
  • Art
  • Atlantic Studies
Abstract Cosmopolitan and anti-modern, Lafcadio Hearn (1850–1904) arrived in New Orleans in 1877 and spent the next thirteen years of his life in Louisiana and the Caribbean, writing newspaper articles, travel essays, and novellas depicting the rich cultural world he experienced there. Hearn's writing during these years constitutes a “tropical” phase of his peripatetic career, which eventually took him to Japan. Hearn's tropical writings connect New Orleans, Louisiana, and the American South to… 
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