Sunday, November 06, 2005

Codrescu On New Orleans

Treat yourself to a visit to the latest from the inimitable Romanian-American Andrei Codrescu at The Exquisite Corpse, where currently (#14) resides the text of New Orleans Deja-Vu, as read by the author/poet/screenwriter/commentator in many markets on National Public Radio this past Friday.

Money quote, selected from so many in the piece:
The secret of New Orleans is that it has never depended on the kindness of strangers: it has always held its psychic wealth secret in the night.
Don't you just wish you could speak with that accent and think and write with such pathos and insight?

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