Literature of Louisiana Article

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The literature of Louisiana, United States, includes fiction, poetry, and nonfiction. Representative authors include Ernest Gaines and Anne Rice. [1]


A printing press began operating in New Orleans in 1764. [2]

The French-language newspapers Courrier de la Louisiane (1807-1860) and L’Abeille de la Nouvelle-Orléans (1827-1923) published "literary material." [3]

The francophone Athénée Louisianais formed in 1876. Lafcadio Hearn's La Cuisine Creole, a cookbook, was published in New Orleans in 1885. [4]

In the late 19th century Kate Chopin (1851–1904), Grace King (1852–1932), and Alice Dunbar Nelson (1875–1935) wrote about Louisiana Creole people. [5]

In 1935 Robert Penn Warren launched The Southern Review, based in Baton Rouge.

See also


  1. ^ Ewell 2001.
  2. ^ Lawrence C. Wroth (1938), "Diffusion of Printing", The Colonial Printer, Portland, Maine: Southworth-Anthoensen Press – via Internet Archive (Fulltext)
  3. ^ Federal Writers' Project 1941.
  4. ^ "Regional American Cooking: South and Border States", Feeding America: the Historic American Cookbook Project, Michigan State University, retrieved March 13, 2017
  5. ^ Donna M. Campbell (2006). "Regionalism and Local Color Fiction". In Tom Quirk; Gary Scharnhorst. American History Through Literature 1870-1920. Detroit: Charles Scribner's Sons. ISBN  9780684314938.


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