Set in New Orleans

Just one week after the devastation wrought by Hurricane Katrina, questions abound as to how New Orleans, one of our country's most distinctive cities, will recover from the unexpected blow it has endured. Will it become a ghost town largely given over to tourism? Will its people, especially the poor who make up the Big Easy's essential fabric, be able to return? And if so, what of the city's unique flavor and singular joie de vivre will return with them? New Orleans' evocative atmosphere is the setting of many books and films, most notably Tennessee Williams' A Streetcar Named Desire and Suddenly, Last Summer. A couple other titles that come to mind are Interview with the Vampire and Jitterbug Perfume. Can you think of others?


Easy Rider and JFK come to mind. Also, A Love Song for Bobby Long is set in New Orleans, although I haven't seen it yet. It's kind of surprising that more films haven't been filmed there.

I'd forgotten about the classic A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole.

Walker Percy's novels take place in New Orleans, two involve hurricanes - Love in the Ruins and Lancelot. Both are outstanding.