- Paperback: 294 pages
- Publisher: University of California Press; New edition edition (April 5, 1999)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0520218183
- ISBN-13: 978-0520218185
- Product Dimensions: 6.5 x 1 x 9.2 inches
- Shipping Weight: 15 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,404,478 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Degas in New Orleans: Encounters in the Creole World of Kate Chopin and George Washington Cable Paperback – April 5, 1999
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The book would have been more aptly titled "New Orleans from 1865 to 1879, with a Brief Visit by Edgar Degas in 1872". If you've been to New Orleans or are interested in its history or never gave it much thought until Hurricane Katrina and are now curious, this book could be good for you. If you really want a book that focuses on Degas the artist, man, etc... this is not your book.
Beyond that, 1 thing that still bothers me is that I've never read anything by Kate Chopin. In fact I'd never heard of her or Cable until I grabbed this book. I was substantially into their portions of the book, so much so that I'd decided to see which (if any) of their books I could find at my library. I was none too pleased when this book suddenly gave away the ending of one of Chopin's books I'd already planned to read. Let that warn you. In those last couple chapters if you're beginning to care about those books being discussed, skip those sections until you've already read the books.
Of the 2 books I've just reviewed, All Poets Welcome: The Lower East Side Poetry Scene in the 1960s, Includes 35-track CD of audio clips of poetry readings was greatly preferred.