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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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 ...
... Turnvereins, and a substantial press, and on Second Avenue, or Avenue A (Dutch Broadway), more people spoke the Saxon tongue than the Anglo-Saxon.
... where Canal and Essex Streets and East Broadway come together. East and south of that point, the Jewish area faded into the Irish slums between Cherry ...
... a belt of legitimate and vaudeville theaters that for traveling shows and troupes constituted the stop immediately before or immediately after Broadway.
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LOW LIFE: Lures and Snares of Old New YorkComentariu Utilizator - Kirkus
A guided tour through Manhattan's demimonde of the last century, conducted with exquisite relish by East Village journalist Sante (Esquire, The Village Voice, etc.), who speaks with all the authority ... Citiți recenzia completă
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I am a huge fan of historical writing, especially social history. I care about the broader political context that informs most history, but I also really want to know about the little things, too ... Citiți recenzia completă