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Product Name:  GETTING OFF AT ELYSIAN FIELDS 'H'

 




Product ID:  9781496803757
Category:  History
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Getting Off at Elysian Fields: Obituaries from the New Orleans Times-Picayune
by John Pope

No city in America knows how to mark death with more funerary panache than New Orleans. The pageants commemorating departed citizens are often in themselves works of performance art. A grand obituary remains key to this Stygian passage. And no one writes them like New Orleanian John Pope. Collected here are not just simple, mindless recitations of schools and workplaces, marriages, and mourners bereft. These pieces in Getting Off at Elysian Fields are full-blooded life stories with accounts of great achievements, dubious dabblings, unavoidable foibles, relationships gone sour, and happenstances that turn out to be life-changing.