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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... Gretchen Wiehmann and Terry Ariano at the Museum of the City of New York, Patricia Paladines at the New-York Historical Society, Terry Geesken and Mary Corliss at the Museum of Modern Art Film Stills Archive, Eleanor J. Mish at the ...
Those who did succeed are given witness by institutions—their names, suspended from context, attached to hospital wings, museum annexes, additions to faculties of metallurgy. The harbor through which they passed has itself been ...
“The Lights,” for example, which refers to popular entertainments, shows that even if their locus has moved from the stage and the dime museum to the video-game arcade and the movie theater specializing in car-chase and slasher films, ...
Chatham Street is a sort of museum or old curiosity shop, and I think Barnum would do well to buy the whole concern, men, women, and goods, and have it in I 2 L S W L | F E | L and s cap e : ]
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 high-born sister boulevard to the west, or its roaring, polyglot, broad-waisted ...
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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. Citește 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 ... Citește recenzia completă