Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Faulkner House Books

What a very full day. It's after 4:00 and Kathie and I have our feet propped up in this lovely house on the corner of Race and Religious. She's found her way back to that soft seductive couch and is deep into her book. I, of course, have been downloading photos.  While this process is going on, I've dipped into one of several new books I bought at Faulkner House Books, 624 Pirate's Alley, in the French Quarter.
I found a Kate Chopin book of short stories about which I knew nothing. Seems that Chopin's publisher for 'A Vocation and A Voice' cancelled the book's publication in 1900 because 'The Awakening,' her 1899 novel, so scandalized readers. 'A Vocation and A Voice' was not published until 1991 by Penguin Books.  I bet its publication was prodded by Emily Toth, Professor of English and Director of Women's Studies at Louisiana State University. That was twenty years ago and Emily Toth is still sharing what she learns about women writers. I see she's also written 'Inside Peyton Place: The Life of Grace Metalious.'
But I digress. The photos have been uploaded and so, now, I can tell you about our day, our very full day.

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