"A valuable anthropological artifact...readers come to realize Haiti's connections with Louisiana, especially the River Parishes." --L'Observateur "A long-lost charmer about a trip within the Haitian interior of another era. . . [contains] very evocative woodcuts by the author that add to the total otherness of what and where he is, going from ...
"A valuable anthropological artifact...readers come to realize Haiti's connections with Louisiana, especially the River Parishes." --L'Observateur "A long-lost charmer about a trip within the Haitian interior of another era. . . [contains] very evocative woodcuts by the author that add to the total otherness of what and where he is, going from the wild 20's jazz scene in New York to the all-but-unbelievable scenes he was witness to in the cacophonous darkness of a voodoo ceremony." --The Courier-Gazette (Rockland, ME) "The drums took on a different rhythm, rattling out a sharp staccato message, accompanied by the heavy pounding of the bass. Faster and faster flew the feet of the dancers as they whirled round the fire. Their smooth muscles writhed and cramped as under the blows of an invisible whip." From his steamer voyage from Jazz Age New York to Cap Haitien to his punishing trek through the island's interior jungle to his rapt, yet fearful, attendance at an authentic voodoo ceremony, Richard A. Loederer captures the sights, sounds, and sensations of this mysterious Caribbean republic. Originally published in German in 1932, Loederer's eyewitness account of his adventures in Haiti has long been out of print. The author's own art-deco-style woodcuts add to the exotic appeal of this volume, which chronicles the vanishing African traditions of the island's people.
Author. Good. No Jacket. Ex-Library. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. Translated by Desmond Ivo Vesey. Historical novel of Haiti around the turn of the 20th century. Re-bound in reinforced library binding. Ex-library with usual markings.
Fair. Hardcover. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. FIRST EDITION, first printing. Full orange cloth with gilt lettering on the spine, book is soiled and worn, map endpapers are agetoned. No previous owner's names, not exlibrary. Overall in FAIR condition.
Good. Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, and may not include cd-rom or access codes. Customer service is our top priority!
Yes. Good. No Jacket. 6"x9" This hard cover book hasa color illustrated dj with red and white lettering on the front and black and white lettering on the spine of the dj. A book about Haiti. Black and white drawing illustrations throughout the book. 274 pages. Book is in good condition with browned pages, wear, and soil; jacket is present but is heavily worn and soiled, front flap is missing, large pieces are missing, rubbing, and creases-now in mylar.
Very Good- in Very Good- jacket. Hardcover with dust jacket, 283 pages including many black-and-white illustrations, plus others in full page; very gently used copy with gentle bumps to spine ends but only a hint of shelf and reading wear, spine slightly slanted, "S. America 1937" written in pencil on the front free endpaper, book otherwise very clean and unmarked; DJ chipped at spine and hinge ends, now in new mylar protector. For similar titles related to Haiti and/or voodoo, check our listings under Keyword HAITI.
Alibris, the Alibris logo, and Alibris.com are registered trademarks of Alibris, Inc.
Copyright in bibliographic data and cover images is held by Nielsen Book Services Limited, Baker & Taylor, Inc., or by their respective licensors, or by the publishers, or by their respective licensors. For personal use only. All rights reserved. All rights in images of books or other publications are reserved by the original copyright holders.