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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The myth of the city insists on progress, bigger and better and more all the time; nostalgia of the usual sort is founded on regret for vanished coziness ...
Chatham Street is a sort of museum or old curiosity shop, and I think Barnum would do well to buy the whole concern, men, women, and goods, and have it in I ...
... decorated town houses reserved exclusively for that pursuit; and, of course, every sort of swindle, blackmail, con job, racket, and just plain robbery.
Attempts to find any other sort of logic in the flux do not fare well in ... for example, thought he had located a natural order of sorts: It is a curious ...
... the very idea being itself a sort of mask. This was the time when frontier towns presented Main Streets of imposing two- and three-story fronts which ...
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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