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.
... panoply of others— entered the popular mind, and the commonplaces of the turn of the century appeared as scenery on many stages, from “high” culture to “low,” from H. L. Mencken's American Mercury to Max Fleischer's Popeye cartoons.
They appear in cartoons, on menu covers, on the musical comedy stage, in the public domain of clip art—places where the shorthand of conventional imagery requires a jocular turn, as well as contexts in which imagery is least examined by ...
I wanted to get a complete picture of the area at the time from which those rococo cornices 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 ...
About the latter, little can be added to O. Henry's turn-ofthe-century description: Fourth Avenue—born and bred in the Bowery—staggers northward full of good resolutions. Where it crosses Fourteenth Street it struts for a brief moment ...
Blacks began to leave the middle West Side around the turn of the century, settling, in small groups at first, in Harlem. Harlem had begun as one of the city's smaller outlying villages, a place of summer homes for the rich.
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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