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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—David Rieff, Times Literary Supplement “Makes the stories of Edgar Allan Poe seem less the products of dark imaginings than efficient reportage .
Geographically, the story is confined to Manhattan, and mostly dwells on the realms of attraction and concealment, the bazaars and the underworld: the ...
... fondness and disbelief across a gulf of technological change and population growth, and their stories appealed to a younger public who in the midst of ...
I was not all that interested in the honest and hardworking immigrants; their story had been well told already, and, anyway, I had come to the United States ...
I was purposely interested in the stories that circulated, rather than their correction or emendation, and while I brought all my skeptical and critical ...
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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