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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... when New York began to be transformed by railroads, tenements, and other accoutrements of the modern city, until 1919, which was not only the year of ...
The immigrants who passed through the harbor, who were processed at Ellis Island, and who clocked a generational shift or two in the tenements are ...
... succeeded by a rookery, then by two generations of tenements, and then by a housing project, which has now gone to seed. The project's decay is in some ...
I slept and worked and caroused in tenements with sloping floors, crumbling plaster ...
... by what passed for progress, I began for the first time to wonder what had gone on before, who had lived in these tenements when they were first built.
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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