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 and civility. The city's unconscious is the repository of all that these two ...
... and reclaiming has left the island in its southern portion almost flat, with only a few gentle rises in the avenues to mark any sort of topographical ancestry. Manhattan's largest body of water was the Collect Pond (a corruption of ...
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 2 L S W L | F E | L and s cap e : ]
tenement cellars or in elegantly decorated town houses reserved exclusively for that pursuit; and, of course, every sort of swindle, blackmail, con job, racket, and just plain robbery. Westward, and up and down along the waterfront of ...
Attempts to find any other sort of logic in the flux do not fare well in retrospect. A 1904 observer, for example, thought he had located a natural order of sorts: It is a curious fact that the poor French usually move into districts ...
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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. Citește 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 ... Citește recenzia completă