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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... in the image of that transaction between Peter Minuit and the Canarsies, which is simply the first clever deal, the primordial ground-floor entry).
I slept and worked and caroused in tenements with sloping floors, crumbling plaster ...
... elaborate wooden moldings, cast-iron supports in the shape of Corinthian columns, mosaic-tile floors, and dazzlingly complex pressed-tin ceilings were ...
On the ground floor are little fruit shops and laundries and bookshops . . . And next, poor Fourth Avenue!—the Street glides into medieval solitude.
The window frames may vary per floor, often the result of the architect's giving full rein to his eclecticism, so that the upper story might be severely ...
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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