Down on the batture [electronic resource] / Oliver A. Houck.

Author
Houck, Oliver A. [Browse]
Format
Book
Language
English
Published/​Created
Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, 2010.
Description
1 online resource (220 p.)

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The lower Mississippi River winds past the City of New Orleans between enormous levees and a rim of sand, mud, and trees called ""the batture."" On this remote and ignored piece of land thrives a humanity unique to the region-ramblers, artists, drinkers, fishers, rabbit hunters, dog walkers, sunset watchers, and refugees from Immigration, alimony, and other aspects of modern life. Author Oliver A. Houck has frequented this place for the past twenty-five years. Down on the Batture describes a life, pastoral, at times marginal, but remarkably fecund and surprising. From this place he meditates o
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Includes bibliographical references.
Language note
English
Contents
Contents; The Batture; Motorcycle; Property; High Water; Superbowl; Spillway; Expressway; Elvis; Statue; Low Water; Parish Line; Southport; Molytones; Ghosts; Rivermen; High Wires; Casino; Seagulls; Joe Louis; Katrina; Rabbit; Liberty; Ferry; Cycling; Paggio; Homicide; Even; Gypsum; Fight; Gustav; Dewberries; IT; Communist; Squatters; Oil; Time; Malorie; Dog; Highest and Best; Acknowledgments; Sources
ISBN
  • 1-62103-274-4
  • 1-282-57937-1
  • 9786612579370
  • 1-60473-462-0
OCLC
642661856
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