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.
This book came about as a result of my having lived on the Lower East Side for more than a decade. I had gone there in pursuit of bohemia and youth culture, in addition to the fact that it was a cheap place to live.
... and high stoops and carved doorways dated (and the time frame of this book, circa 1840 to 1919, turns out to span exactly the era during which existing Lower East Side tenements were constructed, x v i - L_0 W L | F. E s Prefa c e : ]
era during which existing Lower East Side tenements were constructed, a conjunction which was unintentional but hardly accidental). I wanted to know how people got around the city, what noises they heard in the street, what the posters ...
... at the island's lower tip, the English merchants' port that succeeded it in the names given those streets: Gold, ... begins at First Street on the East Side and moves gradually northwest until it goes island-wide at Fourteenth.
Uptown, the old Bloomingdale Road, which ran up the west side to King's Bridge on the Harlem River, ... and crossing between the “shilling” (east) and “dollar” (west)" sides was so hazardous that in 1867 a hatter who had a shop on the ...
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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