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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... AND THE STREETS AND ALLEYS that were their theater. Its time span covers the roughly eighty years of the city's adolescence and early adulthood: from ...
... arcade and the movie theater specializing in car-chase and slasher films, many of the enticements have remained constant: blood, fire, speed, and flesh.
For most of its history Broadway contained the bulk of retail shops, hotels, and theaters in the city, as well as a great number of major office buildings.
... much earlier that whatever stretch of Broadway happened to be hosting the greatest number of theaters was the most brilliantly lit area of the city.
... fortunetelling salons, lottery agencies, thieves' markets, and tattoo parlors, as well as theaters of the second, third, fifth, and tenth rank.
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