Getting Off at Elysian Fields by John Pope

BLANCHE DU BOIS: They told me to take a streetcar named Desire, and then transfer to one called Cemeteries and ride six blocks and get off at—Elysian Fields!  — from A Streetcar Named Desire by Tennessee Williams, 1947                                                                      As a popular bumper sticker indisputably declares, “New Orleans—We Put the Fun in Funeral.” Truly, no other

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