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 . . . [Sante] strews his pages with fabulous bits of offbeat erudition.
Geographically, the story is confined to Manhattan, and mostly dwells on the realms of attraction and concealment, the bazaars and the underworld: the Bowery, Satan's Circus, Hell's Hundred Acres, Hell's Kitchen, the slums, ...
Leading writers, artists, and filmmakers who had been young in the 1890s looked back at that decade with fondness and disbelief across a gulf of technological change and population growth, and their stories appealed to a younger public ...
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 as an immigrant myself—although some years too late to be funneled through ...
I was purposely interested in the stories that circulated, rather than their correction or emendation, and while I brought all my skeptical and critical faculties to bear on whatever seemed discrepant or improbable, I did not set out to ...
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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