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, ...
Although the movies were set in a generic slum, the Bowery part of their name was chosen presumably to reflect an image of the Bowery as both lurid and ...
Cosmetic improvements wrought by landlords and shopkeepers had only succeeded in making the place look even more like a slum. New wallboard only highlighted ...
eventually known as Canal Street), and the drained pond was paved over, its site swiftly becoming the city's first slum. Canal Street was the city's ...
... the last of them not disappearing until the beginning of the present century, when they melded into the slums of Battle Row and San Juan Hill.
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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