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Lyle Saxon

Lyle Saxon (1891-1946) ranks among Louisianais most outstanding writers. During the 1920s and 1930s he was the central figure in the regionis literary community, and was widely known as a raconteur and bon vivant. In addition to Father Mississippi, Lafitte the Pirate, and Children of Strangers, he also wrote Fabulous New Orleans, Old Louisiana, The Friends of Joe Gilmore, and was a co-author of Gumbo Ya-Ya, with Edward Dreyer and Robert Tallant. During the Depression, he directed the state WPA...See more

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