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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... Satan's Circus, Hell's Hundred Acres, Hell's Kitchen, the slums, the waterfront. In spite of its being thus limited in temporal and topographical scope, ...
In our time prostitutes walk where prostitutes walked a hundred years ago; the homeless are camped on the sites of nineteenth-century shantytowns; ...
... this gives us lodging for twenty-four families, perhaps a hundred people. Around the turn of the century, such an edifice could be built for $25,000, ...
This was a warren of nearly five hundred tenement buildings between Greenwich Village and Canal Street, an assemblage of ancient frame dwellings that ...
By “reasonable size” is meant something on the order of a hundred or so feet square, nothing to inspire ceremonial fountains or formal gardens.
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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