Low Life: Lures and Snares of Old New York
Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 8 mar. 2016 - 464 pagini
Luc Sante's Low Life is a portrait of America's greatest city, the riotous and anarchic breeding ground of modernity.
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The layout of Manhattan's streets gives away their history. ... on the East Side and moves gradually northwest until it goes island-wide at Fourteenth.
... they may send forth explorers to penetrate into the obscure and smoky alleys of the Fifth Avenue and Fourteenth-street; and going farther south, ...
eventually known as Canal Street), and the drained pond was paved over, ... even postulating Thirteenth and Fourteenth Avenues up in the future Fort ...
Where it crosses Fourteenth Street it struts for a brief moment proudly in the glare of the museums and cheap theaters. It may yet become a fit mate for its ...
With a shriek and a crash Fourth Avenue dives headlong into the tunnel at ... but Second Avenue below Fourteenth Street possessed the distinction of acting ...
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LibraryThing ReviewComentariu Utilizator - kapheine - LibraryThing
There were a handful of interesting parts, but a lot of it turned into a laundry list of names. Once I decided to start skipping over parts that went too far down into details I started enjoying it a little more. Citiți recenzia completă
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It took me much longer than it should have to finish this book, because I was constantly putting it down to look up people on Wikipedia or to track down referenced books on Project Gutenberg or ... Citiți recenzia completă