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French Cajuns..or something like that? Book Help

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Divia
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French Cajuns..or something like that? Book Help

Postby Divia » Mon June 13th, 2011, 9:21 pm

OK, about two years ago I remember someone mentioning a book about the people who left Canada and came to New Orleans. Its a famous song. Does this ring a bell with anyone? I guess someoen was going to write a book about it. Desiree? Angelina? Grrr, I can't remember.

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Postby annis » Mon June 13th, 2011, 9:49 pm

Evangeline by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was the inspiration for this book by Ben Farmer, also titled Evangeline.

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Divia
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Postby Divia » Mon June 13th, 2011, 11:56 pm

Oh! That's it. Awesome. Thanks.
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The Song?

Postby G. Alvin Simons » Tue June 14th, 2011, 12:20 am

Might be Evangeline by the Band with Emmy Lou Harris singing. It's a very beautiful song about a woman waiting for her love, Bayou Dan from south Louisian, to return on a Mississippi Queen. She "watches from the banks of the mighty Mississippi that Queen go under."

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Postby hfwriter » Tue June 14th, 2011, 1:54 am

I might have mentioned it to you at the last HNS conference. I was writing a book ab the Acadian deportation at the time. I remember sitting at a table one night with a librarian--dark hair if I recall correctly.

But yes, the story is beautiful. The history behind the story itself is interesting too, Nathaniel Hawthorne mentioned a legend he'd heard to Longfellow one night at dinner and Longfellow expanded upon it and turned it into Evangeline.


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