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The Ritz of the Bayou

Lemann, Nancy

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ISBN 10: 039456037X / ISBN 13: 9780394560373
Verlag: Alfred A. Knopf Incorporated, New York, NY, U.S.A., 1987
Zustand: NF Hardcover
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#1017 - "The Ritz on the Bayou" by Nancy Lemann. " The New Orleans adventures of a young novelist covering the trials of the Governor of Louisana ( Edwin Edwards) with digressions on smoldering nigfhtclubs, jazz-crazed bars and other aspects of life in the tropic zone" - this ia a quote by the author on the cover of the book. Pretty well covers it all. Good read. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 001017

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Titel: The Ritz of the Bayou

Verlag: Alfred A. Knopf Incorporated, New York, NY, U.S.A.

Erscheinungsdatum: 1987

Einband: Cloth & p/b

Zustand:NF

Zustand des Schutzumschlags: Good+++

Signiert: Signed by Author(s)

Auflage: 1st

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Ritz Of The Bayou, The by Lemann, Nancy. 8vo. 1st ed.

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The 1985-86 trials of Louisiana's flamboyant Gov. Edwin Edwards on charges of crooked hospital deals and other racketeering is reported by Lemann (Lives of the Saints), a New Orleans-born author with a New York City perspective. It is a compelling evocation of idiosyncratic Southern political and judicial usages carried on in a tropical climate that, the author suggests, determines the pace of human activity and fosters eccentricity. Her Southern politicos, "drawling, cigar-smoking, silver-haired gents," with a high tolerance for human frailty, are vividly drawn as are a jazz-crazed assistant prosecutor and the seedy trial buffs and hangers-on who prefer a corrupt official to a boring one. Nostalgia for a more romantic, brilliant era haunts the fading, Egypt-style grandeur of the Southern hotel, where Lemann stayed.
Copyright 1987 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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