Louisiana Story
Louisiana Story
Louisiana Story
Louisiana Story
Louisiana Story
Louisiana Story
Louisiana Story
Louisiana Story
Louisiana Story
Louisiana Story
Louisiana Story
Louisiana Story
Details about the book
    illustrated by Hannes Binder
  • date of publication: 21.10.2019
  • 80 Pages
  • Hanser Verlag
  • hardcover
  • ISBN 978-3-446-26388-8
  • Deutschland: 19,00 €
  • Österreich: 19,60 €

Grinning alligators, sweaty jazz cellars, and in their midst, a young German intellectual. This is what Louisiana might have looked like to the 28-year-old Hans Magnus Enzensberger when he travelled there as a reporter in 1957. There he wrote a story that was forgotten for decades. Hannes Binder has illustrated it for Enzensberger’s 90th birthday, pitch-black and glittering like voodoo needles.

The narrator is a lawyer on an odyssey across New Orleans. He fights his way through the red-light district and mangrove swamps on a mission to deliver a life insurance policy. In the mood of a noir thriller, Enzensberger’s story is replete with carefully researched detail, and steeped in plushness and decay. And its narrative is playful in a way you would not expect from the young author who published his famous debut, Verteidigung der Wölfe (Defence of the Wolves) in the same year.

Louisiana Story

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