John Shelton Reed

In the years following World War I, the New Orleans French Quarter attracted artists and writers with its low rents, faded charm, and colorful street life. By the 1920s Jackson Square had become the center of a vibrant if short-lived bohemia. A young William Faulkner and his roommate William Spratling, an artist who taught at Tulane University, resided among the ''artful and crafty ones of the French Quarter.'' In Dixie Bohemia John Shelton Reed introduces Faulkner's circle of friends--ranging from the distinguished Sherwood Anderson to a gender-bending Mardi Gras costume designer--and brings to life the people and places of New Orleans in the Jazz Age.
Event date: 
12/04/2012 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
The Regulator Bookshop
720 9th St
27705-4803 Durham
Dixie Bohemia: A French Quarter Circle in the 1920s Cover Image
ISBN: 9780807147641
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Published: Louisiana State University Press - September 17th, 2012