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.
... of a fashionable enclave circa 1835; Union and Madison Squares and Gramercy Park were cleared and opened for development within the following decade.
“Usually they remain while the quarrymen who are opening streets almost undermine their shanties, and then if the buildings are not blown away, ...
... in 1868 was opened as the Boulevard, which constituted a northward expansion of Broadway. By the early twentieth century it had been renamed Broadway, ...
... which opened up the enclosure, although the major slum that dominated the imagination of the last quarter of the century was that of Mulberry Bend, ...
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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