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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... account of drinking, drugging, whoring, murder, corruption, vice and miscellaneous mayhem in late-19th- and early-20th-century New York City .
... there and never left, falling into the mire of drinking or prostitution or getting themselves murdered for their boots or maimed for their good looks.
Much was made of the vice of murder, in that Victorian way of seeing murder as a sybaritic pleasure indulged in by those sated with mere sex.
... by police reporters scooping the competition by arriving first on the scene of fire or murder; and by visiting nurses and other social workers whose ...
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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