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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... when New York began to be transformed by railroads, tenements, and other accoutrements of the modern city, until 1919, which was not only the year of ...
Around the same time, I had had enough of youth culture and began asking myself what I was doing in my miserable neighborhood. Cosmetic improvements wrought ...
I began to read and snoop around, look at pictures and flip through ephemera, guided by serendipity. There were times, when this project was new, ...
The theatrical nexus—or one of them, at least—began inching along Broadway after the Revolution, had reached the area around Spring Street just before the ...
The dichotomy between Broadway and the Bowery began early, as their respective theatrical districts came to epitomize respectability in the case of the ...
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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