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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Just as their names bore witness to the circumstances of their foundation, the streets themselves were the only common thread through a district's violent ...
Paradoxically, its importance as an artery and as a business district meant that it was never widened in proportion to the increasing volume of the ...
The dichotomy between Broadway and the Bowery began early, as their respective theatrical districts came to epitomize respectability in the case of the ...
Essentially, though, the mob was unpredictable and uncontrollable; when the district arose as an entity, its power could be fearsome.
make way for the World Trade Center—lay a motley collection of settlements, including a Syrian district. Between the former St. John's Park at Varick and ...
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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