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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Chatham Street is a sort of museum or old curiosity shop, and I think Barnum would do well to buy the whole concern, men, women, and goods, and have it in I 2 L S W L | F E | L and s cap e : ]
whole concern, men, women, and goods, and have it in his world of curiosities on the corner of Ann and Broadway.” The Bowery was the place not only where the poor came to divert themselves but where they met and joined together in ...
Then, on June 15, 1904, 1,020 people of the neighborhood, mostly women and children, died in the wreck of the General Slocum, an excursion steamer which caught fire on the East River and broke up near North Brother Island.
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A Megro man and a stout, hearty, rather good-looking young white woman. Not sleeping together? No, not exactly that— there is no bed in the room—no chair—no table—no mothing—but rags, and dirt, and vermin, and degraded, ...
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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