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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It is a city and it is also a creature, a mentality, a disease, a threat, an electromagnet, a cheap stage set, ...
... the century appeared as scenery on many stages, from “high” culture to “low,” from H. L. Mencken's American Mercury to Max Fleischer's Popeye cartoons.
They appear in cartoons, on menu covers, on the musical comedy stage, in the public domain of clip art—places where the shorthand of conventional imagery ...
“The Lights,” for example, which refers to popular entertainments, shows that even if their locus has moved from the stage and the dime museum to the ...
... lay ahead of the pick and shoveljumped directly from rural to urban without an intervening suburban stage, as the tempo of construction accelerated.
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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