The Muse Is Always Half-Dressed in New Orleans by Andrei Codrescu
and Other Essays

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Biting social commentary from a popular radio journalist offers a displaced European's view of the current state of America in elegant essays that are incisively witty, sometimes soothing, and always trenchant and intelligent.
 

About Andrei Codrescu

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Andrei Codrescu was born Andrei Perlmutter in Sibiu, Romania on December 20, 1946. He wrote poetry in Romanian literary journals under the name Andrei Steiu. He came to the United States on the 28th of March, 1966, and has since lived in Detroit, New York, San Francisco, Monte Rio, Baltimore, Baton Rouge, and New Orleans. He has written poetry, memoirs and essays, and has translated Romanian and French poets into English. In 1989, Mr. Codrescu returned to Romania after twenty-five years and covered, for National Public Radio and ABC News, the bloody coup that overturned the Ceau?escu regime. Mr. Codrescu is a commentator for National Public Radio, professor of English at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, and the editor of a journal of books and ideas, Exquisite Corpse. He has recently written a movie, Road Scholar, which won the Golden Eagle Award.
 
Published July 1, 1993 by St Martins Pr. 199 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Education & Reference, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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The subject matter ranges from the mood in the author's native Transylvania (not great) to the mood in his adopted home, New Orleans (wonderful), and back to the food in Transylvania (bad).

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These essays by the sharp and ingratiating Codrescu ( Road Scholar ) rove all over the place, and readers should be ready to do likewise.

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