on 13 December 2013
"Unfathomable City: A New Orleans Atlas" written/edited by Rebecca Solnit and Rebecca Snedeker is a fabulous book about New Orleans; consisting of variety of well-written texts and maps that facilitate orientation in this unordinary city with a lot of faces, make this atlas an indispensable literary work for all those who are already in love with Crescent City or are planning to visit it (and surely fall in love).
In short, this is a book that contains real maps of New Orleans together with some make-believe ones, all interwoven with beautifully written essays, well-edited and designed edition by two Rebecca editors/authors that gives great homage to this multi-faceted city loaded with contradictions.
The essay topics are diverse, but I believe that many could be interested for titles such as "Hot and Steamy: Selling Seafood and Selling Sex" or "Stationary Revelations: Sites of Contemplation and Delight".
Therefore this sweet collection that has a little bit of everything about this mysterious city I can recommend to all those who already have roamed its streets or planning to do so because its information, maps and city spirit that speaks from these pages will be of great help.