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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Lures and Snares of Old New York Luc Sante ... well-researched historical account of drinking, drugging, whoring, murder, corruption, vice and miscellaneous mayhem in late-19th- and early-20th-century New York City .
Lures and Snares of Old New York Luc Sante. Preface THIS IS A BOOK ABOUT NEW YORK, IT MAY BE BRIEFLY DESCRIBED AS CONCERNING THE VICES AND LURES THAT THE CITY PROFFERED TO THE LOWER CLASSES IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY, AND THE STREETS AND ...
In New York the absorption of such imagery into the city's unconscious takes on the contours of actual tradition because the images are accompanied by names and places, even if in semi-random fashion, so that the inhabitants of the city ...
Lures and Snares of Old New York Luc Sante ... For that matter, there are numerous parts of the city that have been so thoroughly refashioned in this century that their former identities have left no trace. But the most altered areas ...
The city's unconscious is the repository of all that these two outlooks omit, the repressed history of vice and crime, misery and graft, panic and despair, chaos and saturnalia. While New York has adopted as its nickname the Big Apple, ...
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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