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My New Orleans, gone away

Peter M. Wolf

My New Orleans, gone away

a memoir of loss and renewal

by Peter M. Wolf

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Published by Delphinium Books in Harrison, N.Y .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • City planners,
  • Biography

  • About the Edition

    Capturing the magic, mystery, culture, architecture and lifestyle of this exotic city, the author, a sixth-generation member of a New Orleans commercial family, reveals what it was like growing up Jewish in New Orleans during the mid-20th century.

    Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. 313) and index.

    StatementPeter M. Wolf
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsF379.N553 W65 2013
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiv, 322 p.
    Number of Pages322
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27154612M
    ISBN 101883285569
    ISBN 109781883285562
    OCLC/WorldCa822227347

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      “My New Orleans, Gone Away is the triumph of a memoirist with the eye of an architect and the heart of a poet. With admiration, and occasionally, awe, I shared the development of his feelings and taste. This may very well be a modest classic of that enchanted city’s art, culture, lifestyle and vanishing monuments.”.   We rode the famous St. Charles streetcar to uptown New Orleans and visited a lovely independent bookstore, Octavia Books. I bought two more books: My New Orleans, Gone Away: A Memoir of Loss and Renewal, by Peter M. Wolf,and a signed copy of Why New Orleans Matters, by Tom Piazza. Piazza wrote his book in , during “five agonizing weeks.


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