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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... the bottom by converging, warring zones of intermittently regular incision. The layout of Manhattan's streets gives away their history. They I The Body.
The layout of Manhattan's streets gives away their history. They look as if they had been established at first haphazardly, in fits and starts, ...
Manhattan's identity as a natural site is particularly irretrievable—the fact that it once contained two substantial ponds, was crisscrossed by streams, ...
After the mid-nineteenth century, the parts of Manhattan that lay ahead of the pick and shoveljumped directly from rural to urban without an intervening ...
The chronicle of its paving roughly follows the progression of Manhattan's urbanization: up to Duane Street by 1818, to Canal Street by 1830, to Astor Place ...
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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