In this poignant and vivid Autobiography/Memoir, Peter M. Wolf, a member of one of New Orleans’s oldest Jewish families provides an insider’s look at his fabled city. During undergraduate years at Yale, the author’s close friends include Calvin Trillin, the celebrated author and humorist-to-be, Henry Geldzahler, future famous curator at the Metropolitan Museum, and Gerald Jonas, poet and author. Each from a more traditional Jewish family, through exposure to them, Wolf becomes acutely aware of his city’s inflexibly stratified religious and racial structure. We encounter a special form of assimilated Southern Jewishness. His rabbi routinely attends his family’s annual blow out Christmas party.
My New Orleans, Gone Away
- From the Publisher
May 13, 2013
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