Michael Ellis Lanaux – Interview with the Vampire

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Michael Ellis Lanaux – MBA 2018 Student –  President of IE Out & Alliies Club. IE Business School

Reading:

Interview with the Vampire  by Anne Rice, 1976.

“New Orleans, though beautiful and desperately alive, was desperately fragile. There was something forever savage and primitive there. Something that threatened the exotic and sophisticated life both from within and without. Not an inch of those wooden streets nor a brick of the crowded Spanish houses had not been bought from the fierce wilderness that forever surrounded the city, ready to engulf it. Hurricanes, floods, fevers, the plague, and the damp of the Louisiana climate itself worked tirelessly on every hewn plank or stone facade, so that New Orleans seemed at all times like a dream in the imagination of her striving populace, a dream held intact at every second by a tenacious though unconscious collective will.”

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