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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... flow during business hours, and crossing between the “shilling” (east) and “dollar” (west)" sides was so hazardous that in 1867 a hatter who had a shop on the corner of Fulton Street succeeded in persuading the Common Council | .
corner of Fulton Street succeeded in persuading the Common Council to allocate funds for a pedestrian footbridge. Made of cast iron and known as Loew Bridge, it was pulled down less than a year later, after legal challenges by rival ...
whole concern, men, women, and goods, and have it in his world of curiosities on the corner of Ann and Broadway.” The Bowery was the place not only where the poor came to divert themselves but where they met and joined together in ...
... with a grocery on every corner—“grocery” being the contemporary euphemism for grog shop—and with, alternatively, placid smoking citizens and thin dogs standing around, or frantic policemen, thieves, and whores rushing through.
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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. 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