The Cajuns: Essays on Their History and Culture Glenn R. Conrad

ISBN: 9780940984103

Published: June 1st 1983

Hardcover

280 pages


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The Cajuns: Essays on Their History and Culture  by  Glenn R. Conrad

The Cajuns: Essays on Their History and Culture by Glenn R. Conrad
June 1st 1983 | Hardcover | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 280 pages | ISBN: 9780940984103 | 4.69 Mb

As stated in the title, this is a collection of essays- most of them good, a couple very good, and one not so much. Taken collectively, it can be viewed (like a lot of Cajun culture) as a gumbo: Its a blend of ingredients ... in which different spices and flavors combine to make a new taste. My favorite essay is the one on Cajun music from which the above quote is taken. A close second is The Folklore of the Acadiens My least favorite is on The Politics of the Acadien Parishes which is a bunch of statistics. Though personally Ive associated the accordion with Polish polkas, I now understand that at one time it was associated with Cajun music.

I also learned that the great disarrangement that Longfellow idealized in his Evangeline was a lot more complicated.



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