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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They are the guardian spirits of the urban wilderness in which they lived and died. Unrecognized by the history that is common knowledge, ...
... of people who had been living in the neighborhood all along. ... what had gone on before, who had lived in these tenements when they were first built.
... and the short-lived Crystal Palace behind it in 1853, the surrounding area was far from settled even by the time of the Civil War.
... upon being transferred in 1876 from the Oak Street Station in the drably commercial far downtown to West Thirtieth Street, he said, “I've been living on ...
At the time, about 100,000 people lived in such confines, primarily as tenants of the subterranean hostelries known as bed houses. If cholera, tuberculosis ...
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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