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Bohemian New Orleans [electronic resource] : the story of the Outsider and Loujon Press / Jeff Weddle.

By: Weddle, Jeff.
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, 2007Description: 1 online resource (xiii, 220 p., [8] p. of plates) : ill.ISBN: 9781604731552 (electronic bk.); 1604731559 (electronic bk.); 1282485385; 9781282485389.Subject(s): Loujon Press -- History | Small presses -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- History -- 20th century | Book industries and trade -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- History -- 20th century | Publishers and publishing -- Louisiana -- New Orleans -- History -- 20th century | Webb, Jon Edgar | Outsider (New Orleans, La.) | TECHNOLOGY & ENGINEERING -- Technical & Manufacturing Industries & Trades | DESIGN -- Book | CRAFTS & HOBBIES -- Book Printing & BindingGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Bohemian New Orleans.DDC classification: 686.209763/350904 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
From Cleveland to New Orleans -- Four steps to the wall and Hollywood dreams -- Outsiders in New Orleans -- Creating a literary network -- The Outsider flourishes -- A focus on Bukowski -- Meeting Bukowski -- Tucson and Henry Miller -- Editor's bit and obit -- Death in Nashville -- Postscript : what became of them.
Summary: In 1960, Jon Edgar and Louise "Gypsy Lou" Webb founded Loujon Press on Royal Street in New Orleans's French Quarter. The small publishing house quickly became a giant. Heralded by the Village Voice and the New York Times as one of the best of its day, the Outsider , the press's literary review, featured, among others, Charles Bukowski, Allen Ginsberg, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Robert Creeley, Denise Levertov, and Walter Lowenfels. Loujon published books by Henry Miller and two early poetry collections by Bukowski. Bohemian New Orleans traces the development of this courageous imprint and examines its place within the small press revolution of the 1960s. Drawing on correspondence from many who were published in the Outsider , back issues of the Outsider , contemporary reviews, promotional materials, and interviews, Jeff Weddle shows how the press's mandarin insistence on production quality and its eclectic editorial taste made its work nonpareil among peers in the underground. Throughout, Bohemian New Orleans reveals the messy, complex, and vagabond spirit of a lost literary age. Jeff Weddle is assistant professor of library and information studies at the University of Alabama. His work has appeared in Publishing History and Beat Scene . Learn about Director Wayne Ewing's documentary film "The Outsiders of New Orleans: Loujon Press" and watch a trailer at <a href="http://www.loujonpress.com/">http://www.loujonpress.com/</a>
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [203]-207) and index.

From Cleveland to New Orleans -- Four steps to the wall and Hollywood dreams -- Outsiders in New Orleans -- Creating a literary network -- The Outsider flourishes -- A focus on Bukowski -- Meeting Bukowski -- Tucson and Henry Miller -- Editor's bit and obit -- Death in Nashville -- Postscript : what became of them.

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In 1960, Jon Edgar and Louise "Gypsy Lou" Webb founded Loujon Press on Royal Street in New Orleans's French Quarter. The small publishing house quickly became a giant. Heralded by the Village Voice and the New York Times as one of the best of its day, the Outsider , the press's literary review, featured, among others, Charles Bukowski, Allen Ginsberg, Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Robert Creeley, Denise Levertov, and Walter Lowenfels. Loujon published books by Henry Miller and two early poetry collections by Bukowski. Bohemian New Orleans traces the development of this courageous imprint and examines its place within the small press revolution of the 1960s. Drawing on correspondence from many who were published in the Outsider , back issues of the Outsider , contemporary reviews, promotional materials, and interviews, Jeff Weddle shows how the press's mandarin insistence on production quality and its eclectic editorial taste made its work nonpareil among peers in the underground. Throughout, Bohemian New Orleans reveals the messy, complex, and vagabond spirit of a lost literary age. Jeff Weddle is assistant professor of library and information studies at the University of Alabama. His work has appeared in Publishing History and Beat Scene . Learn about Director Wayne Ewing's documentary film "The Outsiders of New Orleans: Loujon Press" and watch a trailer at <a href="http://www.loujonpress.com/">http://www.loujonpress.com/</a>

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